The owners of a 2009 Toyota Rav4 contacted the Arcadia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a gym parking lot.
The 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.
Four (4) minutes later, the Los Angeles Police Department flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota, with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Toyota was tracked to the Rampart area of the City of LA. The LAPD-Rampart patrol units responded to the location and observed the Toyota with two suspects. The officers attempted a traffic stop. The suspects failed to comply and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspects entered the 210 eastbound freeway and drove to the City of Claremont. The suspect’s vehicle exited the Baseline exit and stopped. The suspects were taken into custody for auto theft related charges without further incident.
The Toyota was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Toyota in April 2009 at Wondries Toyota in Alhambra, California.