LoJack Aids Broward County Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck

  • November 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Sunday morning, October 7, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Black Toyota Tundra pickup truck contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Deerfield Beach District, to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Broward County deputies 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 pickup truck.

A short while later, a deputy from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office – Pompano Beach District picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen pickup truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack PTC, the deputy, along with backup, located the vehicle in a residential area in the 1000 block of Northeast 10th Avenue in Pompano Beach. The vehicle was recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems. According to sources the pickup truck did not have any apparent theft damage, but had rear end side damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Tundra pickup truck on February 10, 2007 at Lehman Toyota in Miami, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since.