The owner of a 2016 Audi A3 contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking from the area of 2500 Crest Road in the Mount Washington area of Baltimore City. The Baltimore City PD Radio dispatched an officer from the 5th district to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the victim and surveyed the area for the Audi. When the officer was unable to locate the Audi a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer then arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi A3.
A short while later, officers from the Baltimore City PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi A3 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Audi to the area of 2800 Chelsea Terrace in the Windsor Hills area of Baltimore City. At this location, officers observed the Audi parked and unoccupied. The undamaged Audi was then recovered by police, towed for forensic processing and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Audi A3 in October 2015 at Audi of Chantilly in Virginia.