The owner of a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze called the Chicago Police Department to report her vehicle was stolen by a male companion during a domestic dispute. The victim told police that he had stolen her Chevrolet from the 7500 Block of South Colfax Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood after she had refused to let him borrow it. The Chicago 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 Chevrolet Cruze.
Shortly after the Cruze was activated a Chicago PD squad from the Fillmore District equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) picked up the silent and directional signal being broadcast from the stolen Cruze. The Chicago PD unit tracked the stolen Cruze to the 1400 block of South St Louis Avenue in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood where the vehicle was recovered parked and unoccupied. The vehicle keys were recovered from the ignition of the stolen Cruze. Recovering officers stated the LoJack® System accounting for the location and quick recovery of the vehicle prevented the Cruze from undoubtedly being stolen again.
Due to LoJack the owner of this Cruze had her vehicle recovered shortly after it was entered as stolen. The Cruze was recovered before it could be damaged, stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze in February 2015 at Herb Chambers Chevrolet in Danvers, Massachusetts.