The owners of a GMC Yukon contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of their residence. The owners left the vehicle running to warm up while they waited inside the residence. 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 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 7th Street and Broadway.
The Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen GMC Yukon occupied in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The passenger got out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. The driver of the vehicle attempted to leave the area in the GMC and was blocked in by the police officer vehicles in the parking lot of a convenience store. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.
The vehicle was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The GMC was impounded for safekeeping and later released to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Yukon in September 2006 at Pinnacle Nissan, Scottsdale, Arizona.