LoJack Helps Essex County Deputies Recover Stolen Toyota Sequoia, Undamaged

  • February 10, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 22, 2013, the owner of a 2008 Toyota Sequoia contacted the Edison Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen. The customer told police that her friend took the car to go to the pharmacy. She left the keys in the car while she ran into the pharmacy, and when she returned, the car was gone. The customer also called the LoJack call center to advise LoJack of the theft.

The Edison Police Department 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 Sequoia.

Less than an hour later, a police officer from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Sequoia on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to Parker Avenue in the City of Irvington, where the vehicle was recovered parked and undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Toyota Sequoia on June 16, 2008, at Hudson Toyota in Jersey City, New Jersey.