LoJack Helps Seattle Police Recover Toyota Corolla Stolen During Residential Burglary

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 16, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Toyota Corolla discovered the vehicle missing from his residence in the 300 block of 16th Avenue East in Seattle during a residential burglary. The theft and burglary occurred sometime after 5:45 pm. He immediately contacted the Seattle Police Department to report the crimes. Seattle Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Minutes later, a Seattle Police officer received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the Seattle PD officer quickly tracked the vehicle to the 700 block of 7th Avenue, where it was found abandoned.  The vehicle was processed for evidence and released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Toyota Corolla in March of 2007 at David Wilson’s South Bay Toyota when it was purchased as a used car. The approximate value is $10,000.