The owner of a Lexus contacted the South Bend Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from in front of their residence in the 400 block of South 26th Avenue. South Bend 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 Lexus
A short while later a vehicle equipped with LoJacks Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft, picked up the directional signal being broadcast by the stolen Lexus. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Lexus ES350 was tracked to a parking lot on the 800 block of South Harris Street in South Bend Indiana. The location of the recovery was a tire shop where investigation revealed a man had promised part of the money received from the sale of the vehicle to the shop for letting him use their lot for display of the vehicle. Police on scene received personal information of the suspect along with video of the suspect visiting the tire shop earlier that morning to check on its status. South Bend Police recovered the vehicle and towed it for safe keeping until the owner could re-claim the vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the in Lexus ES350 at Luxury Motors, O’Hare in Dec of 2007