On Friday, September 21st, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The vehicle owner called 911 and Philadelphia Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident.
The assigned officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and arranged to have the vehicles information entered into the Philadelphia Police Computer System which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet.
A short time later, officers from the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet and tracked the vehicle to the area of 2000 Cliveden Street where the parked vehicle was observed. The undercover officers covertly checked the vehicle and discovered same was unoccupied.
The undercover officers placed the vehicle under surveillance for a period of time and observed two males approach the vehicle, enter same and attempt to drive off. The undercover officers signaled the vehicle to stop and the two males complied with the officer’s request and were placed under arrest without incident. The males were transported to Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad HQ and charged. The subject vehicle was returned to the owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu on December, 17, 2011, at Enterprise Auto Sales of Conshohocken.