The owners of a 2001 Acura MDX contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen with the keys. 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 Acura.
Ten minutes later, troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force and officers from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura 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 Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road.
The vehicle was located unoccupied in a parking lot. Phoenix Police Department auto theft detectives and street crimes detectives responded and set up surveillance on the stolen Acura. A short time later, a suspect was observed getting into the stolen Acura. The suspect was detained without incident and arrested. The vehicle was recovered and processed for evidence. The Acura was released to the owner in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura MDX in October 2001 at Acura of North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona.