LoJack Helps Miami Gardens Police Recover Toyota Sequoia Stolen from Coconut Creek Dealership

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013, the owner of a 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV contacted the Coconut Creek Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their automobile dealership lot. According to the owner, the vehicle was stolen sometime between December 27, 2012 and December 28, 2012, but no one determined that it was stolen until January 9, 2013. The responding officer verified the theft 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 Sequoia.

A short while later, a Miami Gardens Police Department auto theft detective picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Sequoia 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, located the vehicle in the driveway in the 6900 block of S.W. 26th Street in Miramar, Florida. Between the time that the vehicle was last seen and the time of recovery, the vehicle had been “re-vinned”, where the vehicle identification number had been removed and another one placed in its place. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Sequoia on December 16, 2009 at Al Hendrickson Toyota – Coconut Creek – Florida and has been protecting it ever since.