LoJack Helps Inglewood Police Recover Stolen Toyota Prius — Suspect Arrested

  • March 19, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 1, 2013, the owner of a 2010 Toyota Prius contacted the Inglewood Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from a parking lot in Inglewood, California.

Inglewood Police verified the theft and entered the Toyota’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota Prius.

A short while later, officers from the Inglewood Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle.  The officers tracked the signal to the area of Ash Street and Manchester Boulevard, where they observed one female suspect driving the stolen vehicle. The officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop, taking the suspect into custody. The suspect stated that her husband took the keys from the victim and gave her the vehicle to drive. The suspect was arrested for Driving without Owners Consent. Inglewood detectives are conducting the follow-up investigation.

The vehicle, valued at $22,500, was recovered intact.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Toyota Prius on August 2010 at Marina Del Rey Toyota.