LoJack Helps Philadelphia Police Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, Found Parked & Abandoned

  • March 19, 2013
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On Saturday, February 2, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Toyota Camry contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of their residence in West Philadelphia.  The vehicle owner called 911 and Philadelphia Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer arrived on location, interviewed the victim and surveyed the area for the stolen Camry. When the vehicle could not be located, the assigned officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the information entered into the Philadelphia Police Computer System. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

A short while later, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s 19th District picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of the 4100 block of Presidential Boulevard in Philadelphia. There, the officers observed the parked vehicle and cautiously approached. They determined that the Camry was unoccupied and arranged for it to be confiscated for safekeeping. The owner of the vehicle was advised of the vehicle’s recovery.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry on February 11, 2006 at Central City Toyota.