This case features another example of why it’s not a good idea to keep car keys in a car. This New Orleans, LA resident’s car was broken into overnight. Inside her car, the thief discovered the key to her daughter’s 2012 Toyota Camry and drove off in it. The LoJack® system that was installed when the Toyota was purchased proved to be a wise investment, as local police, assisted by LoJack, were able to recover the Camry in less than two hours after activation.
On October 3rd, 2013, the victims contacted the New Orleans Police to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack transponder concealed in the Camry, which was installed at Lakeside Toyota in Metairie, LA, was then automatically activated.
A short while later, NOPD officers picked up the homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers the officers tracked the vehicle to a city street in New Orleans East where it was parked and abandoned. The undamaged Camry was soon returned to its very thankful owner.
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