The owner of a 2005 Toyota Sienna was warming his vehicle in front of his residence on the 4800 block of South Prairie Ave in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood when he noticed it was missing. The victim contacted the Chicago Police Department who after verifying the theft as bonafide entered the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota Sienna.
Minutes after the Toyota was activated officers from the Chicago PD picked up the silent LoJack signal being broadcast from the stolen Toyota. A flash message was sent to units in the area and the Toyota was observed on the 4000 block of South Calumet Ave. After a short pursuit, the Toyota was curbed and four juvenile offenders were taken into custody. The offenders were all charged with auto related offenses.
The original owner was summoned to the scene and recovered his Toyota with minimal damage before it could be used in a crime or stripped.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Sienna in June 2005 at Route 1 Toyota in Avenel, New Jersey.