Stolen RAV-4 Tracked to Impound Yard, Recovered by Davie Police Department

  • August 28, 2012
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On Tuesday morning, July 17, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Toyota Rav-4 sport utility vehicle contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from his home. Pembroke Pines Police verified the theft and had the Toyota’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, a Hollywood Police Department auto theft detective picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Toyota on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTCs, the officer tracked the vehicle to the department’s impound yard in Davie, Florida.

At the tow yard, officers discovered that the vehicle was involved in a hit and run accident, with damage to the rear and the left front fender. The keys were in the vehicle and the airbags were deployed. A Davie Police Department officer responded to recover the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered, released to the tow company and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Rav-4 sport utility vehicle on February 5, 2005 at Maroone Toyota, Davie, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.