Toyota Camry Car Jacked at Gunpoint Recovered by Union County Police Using LoJack

  • February 18, 2013
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On January 27, 2013, the owner of a 2011 Toyota Camry contacted the Elizabeth Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The customer told police that while he was stopped at a traffic light, a man with a handgun ordered him out of his car. The unidentified male then jumped in the car and drove off.

The Elizabeth 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 Camry.

A short time later, an officer with the Union County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals coming from the stolen Toyota Camry 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 a supermarket parking lot in the City of Elizabeth, where the vehicle was recovered parked and undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Toyota Camry on December 15, 2012 at Toyota of Hackensack in Hackensack, New Jersey.