The owners of a 2005 Toyota Sienna contacted the New York Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen overnight with keys while parked inside their used car lot in Elmhurst, New York, in the confines of Queens’ 115th precinct.
The NYPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers (NCIC / E-Justice) which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota. A short while later officers assigned to the NYPD 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 the Toyota to a residential street on 110th St. between 34th and 37th Avenues. Surveillance was setup for a short time when a male was observed entering the stolen Toyota. The officers surrounded the Toyota and placed the suspect under arrest. The undamaged Toyota along with a set of keys was impounded as arrest evidence and was later released to an extremely happy owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Sienna in September 2005 at McGee Toyota in Hanover, MA.