LoJack Helps Fort Lauderdale Police Recover Toyota Camry Stolen in Home Burglary

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

According to sources, on Monday morning, December 3, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan discovered that her home had been burglarized while she and her family were sleeping. The owner contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident — and that the Toyota was stolen as well. 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 Camry.

A short while later, a Fort Lauderdale Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Toyota on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle abandoned in the 3600 block of N.W. 21st Street in Lauderdale Lakes. The vehicle was recovered, ultimately released to the owner, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems. The evidence found in the vehicle was collected, processed and placed into evidence. Arrests are pending.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry on February 25, 2009 at Lipton Toyota in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.