The owners of a 2004 Toyota Sequoia SUV contacted the Houston Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from when they left the keys in the vehicle and the engine running as they went inside the convenience store to make a purchase. An unknown subject jumped into the Toyota and sped away.
The Houston PD 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 Sequoia.
Just thirty (30) minutes later, the Texas Department of Public Safety air ship unit 102 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 air crew tracked the Toyota to a large apartment complex at Pinemont & Hollister off U S HWY 290. The crew notified ground units in the area and continued surveillance until patrol units arrived. The Toyota was recovered in good shape and the owner notified. No suspects at this time.