The owners of a 2004 Lexus IS300 contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence after leaving the vehicle running while they were inside the house.
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 Lexus.
Twenty minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD 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 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street.
The Lexus was located unoccupied in the parking lot of a grocery store. Auto theft detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force responded and conducted an extended surveillance. No suspects were observed returning to the stolen Lexus. Task force detectives recovered the Lexus and processed it for evidence. The Lexus was recovered in good condition and later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus IS300 in March 2005 at Superstition Springs Lexus in Mesa, Arizona.