LoJack Enables Recovery of Stolen Scion 690 Miles from Theft Location, Less Than 11 Hours Later

  • August 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 25, 2012, the owners of a 2008 Scion TC contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office in Lakewood, California to report that their car was stolen. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically sends out a silent signal throughout the LoJack Tower Network to activate the LoJack transponder concealed in the victim’s car.

A short while later, officers from both the Salt Lake City and West Valley City Police Departments began picking up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Scion on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood near 400 South & South Cheyenne Street, where the car had been hastily abandoned by the suspect(s) at the curb.  The vehicle was recovered over 690 miles away from where it had been taken; in less than 11 hours!

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Scion TC at Temecula Toyota of Temecula California on November 2, 2007.