On December 7, 2012, the owner of a Toyota 4Runner returned to where the vehicle was parked in Bridgeport and discovered it missing: the owner immediately contacted the Bridgeport Police Department to report it stolen.
Bridgeport Police verified the theft and had the 4Runner’s information into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short time later, officers with the Stamford Police Department received the silent homing signals coming from the stolen vehicle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol cars. The LoJack PTC then provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.
The stolen 4Runner was promptly located by Stamford officers, parked legally near a housing complex in the city. The Toyota had no damage and was returned to the owner that day.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota 4Runner in 1998 at a previous owner’s request.