The owners of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight from their residence. Detroit 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 Escalade.
A short while later officers from the Detroit Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cadillac 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 a residential area of Detroit where it was found parked and abandoned.
Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Cadillac was impounded and later returned to the owner. This was the second time in two years that the Cadillac was stolen. Both times it was tracked and recovered by law enforcement with the help of LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac Escalade in November 2008 at Massey Cadillac, Plymouth, MI.