The owners of a Toyota Echo contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime overnight. The owner had parked the Toyota on a side street and could not locate it the next day.
Tucson Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
A short while later the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Toyota. LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) are installed in patrol vehicles and aircrafts. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Toyota was tracked to the second floor of a parking garage at medical building to northeast Tucson.
The Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force detectives responded and conducted surveillance on the Toyota. The vehicle was later recovered and returned to the owners with no damage.
The LoJack®System was installed in the Toyota Echo in May 2001.