The owner Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen when they had left it running on the 1500 block of South Kildare Ave in Chicago’s West Lawndale neighborhood. Chicago Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep.
Shortly thereafter officers from the Chicago’s Fillmore District picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 vehicle to the 2200 S Kildare Avenue where the vehicle was observed parked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered and returned to a grateful owner on scene. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was recovered undamaged before it could be stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the in the Jeep Grand Cherokee at Direct Sales of North Connecticut in May of 2006.