The owners of a 2007 Mercedes Benz ML350 contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of their 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 Mercedes Benz.
A short while later officers from the Phoenix Police Department and troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mercedes Benz 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 Loop 101 Freeway and North 35th Avenue.
The vehicle was located unoccupied at a trailer park north of the freeway. Phoenix Police Department officers recovered the stolen Mercedes and processed the vehicle for evidence. No arrests were made at the scene; however possible suspects were identified and investigators are following up on the investigative leads. The vehicle was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes Benz in March 2007 at House of Imports, Buena Park, California.