The owner of a 2000 Toyota Camry contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to report their vehicle as stolen two times in the same week. The Las Vegas Metro 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 Toyota on both thefts.
During the first theft and 15 minutes after the activation, officers with the Las Vegas Metro PD air support unit 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 air support officers tracked the Toyota into a parking garage. The air unit provided directions to the ground units who located the stolen Toyota unoccupied. Surveillance was set up on the Toyota in hopes the offenders would return. The stolen Toyota was recovered and released to the owner at the scene.
When the second theft was reported a Detective Bureau Sergeant picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack PTC. The Sergeant tracked and located the Toyota finding it unoccupied. The Toyota was successfully recovered twice in one week and again returned to the thankful owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in November 2000 at Northridge Toyota in California.