LoJack® System Helps Austin Police Department Recover a Stolen Scion

  • May 24, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2006 Scion XB contacted the Austin Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen. The owner parked her Scion in her apartment parking lot and when she returned to it, found it missing. The owner could not find her car keys and thinks they may have fallen out of her handbag.
The Austin 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 Scion.

Later, officers from the Austin PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Scion with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Scion to the 1800 block of Grove Blvd, where they observed it traveling northbound. Officers were able to stop the stolen Scion and arrest the four juvenile suspects that were riding in it. This Scion was recovered in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Scion XB in July 2010 at Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, Texas.