The owner of a 2015 Toyota Camry recently discovered that the vehicle had had been stolen. The Toyota owner called 911 and the Philadelphia Police Department Radio dispatched a uniformed officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and then surveyed the area for the Toyota. When the officer was unable to locate the Toyota a stolen vehicle report was prepared and taken to Philadelphia Police 39th District HQ. The stolen vehicle information was then entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
A short while later a detective assigned to the Philadelphia PD Major Crimes Auto Squad 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 auto theft investigator tracked the signal to the area of North 27th Street. The investigator observed the parked Toyota and cautiously approached same to discover that the vehicle was unoccupied. The detective made the proper notifications and cancelled the stolen vehicle alarm in the law enforcement computers.
This incident remains under investigation by the members of the Philadelphia PD Major Crimes Auto Squad.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in April 2015 at Toyota of Turnersville in New Jersey.