LoJack Helps Key Biscayne Police Recover Stolen Toyota Highlander + 2nd Stolen Mercedes

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On New Year’s Day morning, Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the owner of a 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV contacted the Key Biscayne Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Key Biscayne, 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 Highlander.

Later that evening, an off-duty Auto Theft Task Force member 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 their backup from Key Biscayne Police Department, located the vehicle in the rear parking lot of a church in the 100 block of Harbor Drive on Key Biscayne. The vehicle was recovered, along with another stolen vehicle from Key Biscayne – a 2002 C320 Mercedes-Benz valued at $13,000.

The vehicles were released to their owners, who responded to the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems. There was no apparent theft damage on either of the vehicles. Total recovery value was approximately $48,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle on February 10, 2012 at Kendall Toyota, Miami, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.