The owners of a 2013 Toyota Camry contacted the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owner advised that there was a valet key left in the glovebox.
The LAPD 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.
Twenty-eight (28) minutes later, the LAPD-Air “8” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the flight officers tracked the Toyota to the area of Vanowen and Fair Street. Patrol officers from the LAPD North Hollywood Division responded to the area and conducted a traffic stop on the Toyota taking the suspect into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Toyota was released to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in June 2013 at Toyota of Glendale in California.