LoJack System Helps Chicago Police Recover Stolen Hyundai Sonata Within Minutes of Activation

  • February 25, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a Hyundai Sonata contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from in front of their residence in the 4800 block of S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood after the key was left in vehicle as it was 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.

Within nine minutes of the stolen Hyundai being 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, the officers tracked the Sonata to the 800 block of E. 38th Pl. in Chicago’s Oakland neighborhood where the stolen Hyundai was recovered parked and unoccupied.  

The vehicle was recovered undamaged minutes after it was reported stolen and returned to a grateful owner  before it could be cloned, re-tagged, or used in a crime.

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