On June 21, 2012 the owner of a 2005 Lexus ES330 4 door contacted the Columbia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home. Columbia Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.
A short while later, officers from the Columbia Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus 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 parking lot adjacent to a strip mall. The ES330 was undamaged and no suspects were located. This was the second time this Lexus had been stolen this year; the first time, it was recovered in March in Georgia by police with the help of LoJack.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus on June 12, 2008 at Hennessy Lexus of Gwinnett in Duluth, Georgia.