The owners of a 2005 Honda Accord contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen by an unknown female from the parking lot of a discount store. The female suspect approached the Honda and grabbed the 12 year old child by the arm, forcibly pulling the child out of the car. The female suspect then sped off in the Honda with the keys.
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 Honda.
A short while later, officers from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 Honda to the area of 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, approximately four miles from the theft location.
The stolen Honda was found unoccupied in the parking lot of a shopping mall. The female suspect was not observed in the area. The Honda was recovered and processed for evidence. The Honda was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in February 2005 at Showcase Honda in Phoenix, Arizona.