The owner of a 2017 Toyota Corolla called the Chicago Police Department to report his vehicle missing from in front of his work place in the 1800 block of north Ashland Avenue in Chicago’s Buck Town neighborhood. Victim further stated he had both sets of keys and no glass was found near the scene of where his Toyota was parked. The Chicago 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 Corolla.
Minutes after the Toyota was activated the Chicago PD and Illinois State Police on Chicago’s lower west side equipped with LoJack’s Police Tracking Computer picked up the silent and directional signal being broadcast from the stolen Toyota Corolla. The Illinois State Police tracked the stolen Toyota to the 2000 block of south Paulina Avenue in Chicago’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood where the stolen vehicle was recovered parked and unoccupied. Police on scene recovered the stolen Toyota and contacted the owner. Investigation into this vehicle theft continues.
Due to LoJack the owner of this Toyota Corolla had his vehicle recovered shortly after it was entered as stolen. The Toyota was recovered before it could be damaged, stripped, cloned or re-tagged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2017 Toyota Corolla in December 2016 at Elmhurst Toyota in Illinois.