The owner of this Toyota Camry contacted the Merced Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Merced 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.
About 5 minutes after the LoJack was activated, officers with the Merced PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Toyota to an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Bear Creek Avenue. The Toyota was located abandoned in the parking lot of the complex.
The owner of the Toyota responded to the location and took possession of his vehicle. The Toyota was intact and undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in December 2001 by Piercey Toyota in Milpitas, California.