LoJack Helps Broward County Deputies Recover Toyota Tundra Stolen in Lauderdale Lakes Burglary

  • March 31, 2013
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On Saturday evening, January 26, 2013, the owner of a 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup truck arrived home to discover that their home had been burglarized and that the thieves had also stolen their truck. The owner contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota Tundra.

Later that afternoon, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen pickup truck on his on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with their backup from Coral Springs Police Department, located the abandoned vehicle at a regional mall near University Drive and West Atlantic Boulevard in the Coral Springs. The vehicle was recovered, released to the owner, who responded to the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Tundra pickup truck on June 13, 2012 at Lipton Toyota in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.