The owners of a 2014 Toyota Camry contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim made the error of warming up the vehicle in the driveway and going back inside her residence for a moment and three opportunistic suspects jumped in and drove away with her vehicle.
The Sacramento Police 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.
Less than 30 minutes later, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriffs’ Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Camry with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the parking lot of a supermarket near the intersection of Forrest and El Camino. The vehicle was parked and abandoned.
The owner was contacted and responded to take possession of her vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in December 2013.