NYPD Recovers Stolen Toyota Land Cruiser, Abandoned, Thanks to LoJack

  • November 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 9, 2012, the owner of a Toyota Land Cruiser contacted the New York Police Department’s 24th Precinct to report that his vehicle was stolen while parked near his residence on West 104th Street in Manhattan. NYPD’s 24th Precinct verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/ NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Just minutes after the LoJack was activated, detectives from Bronx DA’s Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the unoccupied vehicle, parked on 161st Street & Tinton Avenue in the Bronx’s 44th Precinct. The detectives conducted a brief surveillance on the Toyota, but when no one returned for it, they impounded the vehicle for safekeeping. It was eventually released to a very happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Land Cruiser on March 12, 2004 at Crystal Motors Inc. in  Green Brook,, New Jersey.