The owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla contacted the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division to report that her vehicle was stolen. The owner was at a restaurant were the vehicle keys were stolen from her purse.
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.
Sixteen (16) minutes later, patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 Toyota to the area of Vineland Ave and Magnolia Street. The Toyota was observed northbound on Vineland Ave, where the officers conducted a traffic stop. The suspect was taken into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Toyota was released to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in March 2009 at CarMax #7126 in Burbank, California.