On January 13, 2013, the owners of a 2010 Toyota Corolla contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report the vehicle stolen.
LAPD officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.
Within minutes of activation, officers from the LAPD’s Northeast Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the reported stolen Toyota. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer, the officers tracked and located the vehicle on Portner and Ave 34, in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles. There were no suspects arrested at this time and the vehicle was released to the victim at the scene. This remains an ongoing investigation.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla on January 29, 2011 at Northridge Toyota. The value of this recovery is estimated at $12,000.