Stolen Toyota Camry Recovered in Mall Parking Lot by Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputies Using LoJack

  • January 2, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 12, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Toyota Camry contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. According to the owner, she stopped by a friend’s house to drop off some presents and left her keys in the vehicle. When she returned to the Toyota five minutes later, she found her vehicle missing.

Sacramento Police verified the theft and had the Toyota’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

A short while later, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department began to receive the sitlen LoJack homing signal from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC, the deputies located the vehicle, parked and abandoned in a mall parking lot in South Sacramento. The vehicle, valued at $16,050, was recovered and released to the victim at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry in December of 2008 at Hayward Toyota.