The owners of an Audi AA4 contacted the Cicero Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from in front of their residence in the 1800 block of South 51st Street after the key was left in the vehicle’s ignition as it was being warmed up. Cicero 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 Audi.
A short while later officers from the Illinois State Police, Chicago Police, and Illinois Secretary of State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi 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 1200 block of S 49th Ave in Cicero where it was observed in a Church’s parking lot.
The vehicle was recovered and towed by the Illinois Secretary of State Police for safe keeping and processing before being returned to its owner. The vehicle was recovered before it could be damaged, cloned re-tagged or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the in Audi A4 at Audi Westmont in Westmont Illinois in June of 2007.