The owner of a 2002 Honda
Civic contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that his vehicle had been
stolen from the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue in Chicago’s West Engelwood
neighborhood. The victim told police he had been involved in a minor accident
and had left his vehicle on the street a few days earlier and when he returned
the vehicle was missing. Chicago police arrived on scene verified the theft and
entered the vehicle information into the
state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
A short while later a vehicle equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Honda was located in a salvage yard on the 3200 block of West 135th Street in Robbins. The Honda’s vehicle identification number and Illinois license plates had been removed. Further inspection of the stolen Honda revealed a federal identification tag that verified it as being the stolen Honda. Robbins police arrived on scene and recovered the stolen Honda. The stolen Honda was recovered before it could be salvaged for parts and towed from the yard to be returned to a grateful owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in June 2002 at Honda World, Westminster, California at the request of a previous owner.