The owner of a 2006 Chevrolet Suburban contacted the Albuquerque Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The Albuquerque PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet Suburban.
Within an hour after the activation, officers with the Albuquerque PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet Suburban with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Lomas and Wyoming.
Officers located the stolen Suburban and a witness advised a male subject was just observed exiting the Suburban before officers arrived on scene. A search of the area was made but the offender was not located. The Suburban was recovered, processed for evidence and towed from the scene for safe keeping. The owner notified of the recovery and will be reunited with her Suburban for the second time this year. The Suburban was previously stolen, tracked and recovered by law enforcement via LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed the Chevrolet Suburban in October 2005 at Rotolo Chevrolet in Fontana, California.