The owner of a 2003 Lexus ES300 contacted the Glendale Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen with the keys by an unknown female acquaintance. The Lexus was left running with the female sitting in the passenger seat. The owner stepped out of the Lexus for a minute and when he returned, the female and vehicle were gone.
The Glendale PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
A short while later officers from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Lexus to the area of 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street in Phoenix.
The Phoenix PD officers located the stolen Lexus approximately eight miles from the theft location. The Lexus was occupied and officers arrested the female driver without incident. The female matched the description of the suspect who reportedly stole the Lexus. The Lexus was recovered in good condition and impounded for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus ES300 in February 2005 at Scottsdale Lexus in Arizona.