LoJack System Helps Chicago Police Recover Stolen Hyundai within Minutes of Activation

  • February 14, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2007 Hyundai Sonata contacted the Chicago police to report their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence on the 4800 block of south Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s when they left the keys in the vehicle as it warmed up. Chicago 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 Hyundai.

Nine minutes after the stolen Hyundai was activated officers from Chicago’s Wentworth district picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Hyundai with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, officers tracked the vehicle to the 800 block of E 38th Place in Chicago’s Oakland neighborhood where they observed the stolen Hyundai parked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered undamaged and returned to a grateful owner on scene.

The Hyundai was recovered before it could be stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Hyundai Sonata in February 2008 at McGrath City Honda, Chicago, Illinois..