LoJack® System Helps Dallas Police Department Recover a Stolen Toyota 4Runner

  • August 11, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2006 Toyota 4Runner contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner was at a gym working out and when he went to leave found that his car keys in his gym bag were missing. When he went out to the parking lot, his Toyota was also missing.
The Dallas 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.

Later, the Dallas PD helicopter picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their helicopter. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the helicopter tracked this stolen Toyota to the 4800 block of Upshur, where they observed a suspect park it and quickly walk away. The helicopter followed the suspect until patrol officers arrived. Officers were able to stop the suspect and found the keys to the stolen Toyota in his pants pocket. When asked about the keys, the suspect said they were not his and he didn’t know who they belonged to. He was arrested. The Toyota was recovered in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota 4Runner in March 2006 at Vandergriff Toyota in Arlington, Texas.