LoJack Aids San Jose Police in Recovery of Toyota Sienna Stolen in Home Burglary

  • October 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of September 14, 2012, a burglar broke into a San Jose home, stealing some personal property and a new 2012 Toyota Sienna. San Jose Police verified the theft and entered the Toyota’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, in the south side of San Jose, officers from the San Jose Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, San Jose officers tracked the stolen Toyota and located it abandoned on the street. The van, valued at $38,000, was impounded for evidence to be returned to the owner after police go over it.  San Jose Police are handling the ongoing investigation.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on Auust 8, 2012 in Fremont, California, at Fremont Toyota.