LoJack System Helps Chicago Police Department Recover Stolen Lexus SC430 Taken in Garage Burglary within Minutes of Activation

  • August 6, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

Vehicle: 2002, Lexus SC430
Activation: Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois
Recovery: Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois
Dealership: Lexus of Watertown, Watertown, MA

The owner of a 2002 Lexus SC430 contacted the Chicago Police to report their vehicle stolen during a garage burglary on the 3100 block of North Christiana in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. 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 Lexus SC430.

Five minutes later officers from Chicago’s Shakespeare District picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 3200 block of West Belmont Avenue where they found the stolen Lexus parked and unoccupied.

Officers towed the vehicle for investigation and contacted the owner to inform them of the vehicles recovery.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus SC430 in Oct 2001 at Lexus of Watertown, Watertown, MA.