The owners of a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of their apartment complex. The Phoenix Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the GMC.
A short while later troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol and officers from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen GMC 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 troopers and officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 45th Avenue and Virginia Avenue.
The Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen GMC unoccupied in the parking lot of an apartment complex approximately two miles from where it was stolen from. No suspects were observed in the area, so the vehicle was recovered and processed for evidence. The GMC was returned to the owners in good condition.
This was the third time that this vehicle was stolen, tracked and recovered by the use of the LoJack® System.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Sierra in March 2003 at Midway Chevrolet – Geo, Phoenix, Arizona.