LoJack® System Helps Texas Department of Public Safety Recover Stolen 2016 Toyota Tundra

  • August 16, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2015 Toyota Tundra contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence sometime after 8 PM. They also advised they had left a wallet inside the Toyota.

The Harris County SD deputies 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 Tundra.

A short while later troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota Tundra pickup 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 troopers tracked the Toyota to a mall where it was parked in a parking space consistent with someone who was possibly inside the mall shopping. The troopers and CID set up surveillance on the pickup. A short while later three subjects entered the Toyota and attempted to drive away. Troopers quickly surrounded the Toyota and arrested all occupants. The driver was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and the two passengers, juveniles, were released without charges. The Toyota was not damaged and returned to the grateful owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tundra in November 2015 at Fred Haas Toyota in Spring, Texas.