The owner of a 2002 Chrysler Sebring contacted the Chicago Police Department to report her vehicle stolen from her residence on the 1200 block of W. Loyola Avenue in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood. 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 Chrysler.
Twenty minutes later a Chicago squad from the Rogers Park district 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 Chrysler. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Chrysler was located parked and unoccupied on the 6400 block of N Wayne Avenue. Police kept the vehicle under observation for a short time and when no one returned recovered the stolen Chrysler.
Chicago Police recovered and returned the stolen Chrysler to a grateful owner on scene. The Chrysler was recovered before it could be stripped, damaged, or used in a crime. Police investigation into this incident continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler Sebring in June 2002 at Northwestern Chrysler, Chicago, IL.