The owner of a 2006 Toyota Highlander contacted the New York Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen with the keys, when they left the unlocked Toyota running in front their place of business on W167th St in the confines of the Bronx’s 42nd precinct.
The NYPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/ NCIC) which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
A short while later, officers assigned to the NYPD’s 41st precinct, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 officers tracked and located the unoccupied Toyota parked on the 600 block of Kelly St. in the confines of the Bronx’s 41St precinct. Surveillance was setup for a short time with negative results. The undamaged Toyota, along with the keys, was eventually returned to a very happy owner at the recovery location.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Highlander in July 2009 at Hudson Toyota in Jersey City, New Jersey.