LoJack System Helps Philadelphia Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota Camry

  • November 6, 2017
  • recovery stories


The owner of a 2016 Toyota Camry was recently visiting Philadelphia and discovered that the vehicle had had been stolen from a parking spot on Broad Street. 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 PD 17th District HQ. The Philadelphia 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.

A short while later a member of the Philadelphia PD 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 officer tracked the signal to the area of 15th Street in Philadelphia. The investigator observed the parked Toyota and cautiously approached same to discover that the vehicle was unoccupied. The stolen Toyota was confiscated for safekeeping, the owner was notified and stolen vehicle alarm was cancelled in the police computer system.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in October 2016 at Toyota of Turnersville in New Jersey.