The owner of a Toyota 4-Runner contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen in the city of San Diego.
The San Diego 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.
Within 6 minutes, officers from the San Diego PD 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 neighborhood located in the 1200 block of Market Street in San Diego. A traffic stop was made and one suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota 4-Runner in November 2003 at Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, California.