Philadelphia Police Use LoJack to Recover Toyota Corolla Stolen in West Philadelphia

  • March 28, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla discovered the vehicle missing from the area of the owner’s residence in West Philadelphia. The vehicle owner called 911 and Philadelphia Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer verified the theft and had the Toyota’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. 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 2200 Bryn Mawr Road, where the parked vehicle was observed. The officers cautiously approached the vehicle and discovered that it was unoccupied. The vehicle was confiscated and taken to Philadelphia Police Tow Squad HQ, where a detective processed same for physical evidence and subsequently returned the vehicle to the owner.   

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Toyota Corolla on September 23, 2006 at Conicelli Toyota in Springfield, Pennsylvania.