The owners of a 2007 Lexus 250 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the 4500 block of North Las Vegas Boulevard. The owner picked up a female acquaintance he saw standing on the corner near his apartment complex and drove her to a parking lot near there and was talking to her. The owner then got out of the Lexus and was walking around the car when the female slid over to the driver’s seat and took off in the car. The owner then called the police.
A police officer 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.
7 minutes later officers from the North Las Vegas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Lexus to the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in the 2500 block of East Lake Mead Blvd. The Lexus was occupied by the same female described as taking it. The Lexus was stopped and the female was safely taken into custody. The female was arrested and taken to jail and the Lexus was recovered and returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus 250 in June 2007 at Lexus of Oxnard in California.