The owner of a Toyota Matrix contacted the Arlington Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. While the owner was at work, a suspect burglarized his house, took his car keys and stole his Toyota.
The Arlington PD verified the burglary and entered the stolen vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Twelve minutes later, detectives from the Tri County Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their detective vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the stolen Toyota and observed it traveling in the 1500 block of Broad St. Detectives followed the stolen Toyota into a hotel parking lot where they were able to stop it and arrest the driver. The Toyota was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Matrix in April 2003 by Toyota of Plano in Texas.