LoJack® System Helps Jersey City Police Department Recover a Stolen Toyota Matrix

  • February 29, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2007 Toyota Matrix contacted the Paterson Police Department to report that while they were stopped at a convenience store on Union Ave. someone stole their vehicle. The owner said that they left the Toyota running while they went into the store, when they came out the vehicle was gone.

The Paterson 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.

A short while later, officers from the Jersey City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Toyota to Colony Road, near the Port of Jersey City. The Toyota was found in a storage lot for vehicles that are awaiting export. The Toyota was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Toyota Matrix in March 2011 at Glen Toyota in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.