The owner of a 2016 Mazda MX3 contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of the apartment complex. The owner advised that she noticed the keys were missing from her apartment and went to check on the Mazda.
The Phoenix 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 Mazda.
Twenty minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mazda 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 Mazda to a neighborhood near 28th Street and McDowell Road.
The stolen Mazda was found unoccupied and parked on a side street. No suspects were observed near the Mazda or in the area. The Phoenix PD officers recovered the Mazda in good condition. The Mazda was returned the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mazda MX3 in July 2016 at Galpin Mazda in Van Nuys, California.