This Toyota Camry was stolen during the night from the owner’s residence located in Burlington. Thieves broke into her garage, located the keys and drove off with the Toyota. When the burglary and theft were discovered early the next morning, it was reported to the Burlington Police Department. They verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Just over ten minutes later, a Washington State trooper and Burlington PD officers contacted the Toyota which sped off toward Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Police Department officers received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that is installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC they located the Toyota at a grocery store parking lot on Riverside Drive. The suspect had abandoned the Toyota there.
The Burlington PD responded to process the Toyota for evidence after which it was released to the owner who purchased the car used and was not aware it was equipped with LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in August 2009 at Bob Bridge Toyota in Renton, Washington.