The owners of a 2010 Toyota Corolla contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys. The owners reported that their apartment had been broken into sometime during the past couple weeks and the Toyota was taken during the burglary.
The Phoenix 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.
Three minutes later, officers from the Tolleson Police Department 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 officers tracked the Toyota to the area of 91st Avenue and Jefferson Street in Tolleson. This location is approximately 20 miles from where the Toyota was stolen from.
The Tolleson PD officers located the stolen Toyota unoccupied on the side of the street. No suspects were observed near the Toyota or in the area. The Toyota was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The Tolleson PD impounded the Toyota for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in July 2009 at Cowboy Toyota in Dallas, Texas.