The owners of a 2007 Toyota Tundra contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys during a residential burglary.
The police 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, deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, officers from the Tucson Police Department, troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, along with detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force 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 police tracked the Toyota to the area of Valencia Road and Cardinal Avenue in Tucson.
The stolen Toyota was located unoccupied in the parking lot of a grocery store. The detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force took case disposition and set up surveillance on the stolen Toyota. After an extended surveillance the stolen Toyota was recovered. The Crime Scene Unit from the Tucson PD responded to the scene and processed the Toyota for evidence.
The Toyota was recovered in good condition and later returned to the owners. The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tundra in May 2007 at Toyota of North Hollywood in California.