On November 2, 2012, the owners of a Toyota Sequoia contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
Colorado Springs officers 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, officers and troopers from the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen vehicle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are 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, the officers located the Toyota, parked at a restaurant. The officers were not able to locate a suspect at the scene, but recovered the vehicle and held it for safekeeping until it could be returned to the grateful owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Toyota in March 2005 at Toyota of Escondido in California.