The owner of this Toyota Highlander discovered it was stolen sometime during the night from a driveway at a residence in Maple Valley. Thieves located keys to the Highlander when they broke into a car parked next to it. The theft was reported to the King County Sheriff’s Office who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Less than one hour later, a Renton Police Department officer received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in the patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the Toyota to Bronson Way NE where it was located abandoned.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Highlander in January 2009.