LoJack System Helps Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota Tacoma

  • December 29, 2017
  • recovery stories


The owner of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner had invited three females, which he met on the internet, to his residence. While they were there, the owner was drugged and woke up to all of his valuables as well as his Toyota missing.

A police officer 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 Tacoma. While the officer was taking the report the Toyota was listed for sale on an internet site. Another male called on the Toyota and went to look at it at the intersection of Trout Lake and Timberlake. The male thought that something was wrong with the title the seller was using so he said that he would let the seller know and call him back. He pulled away but kept an eye on the Toyota while he called the police. While Police were on the way to meet with the male officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan PD picked up the silent LoJack signal with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft and realized it was from the same Toyota they were responding for. Shortly before the police arrived in the area the male seller and the three females from previously all got into the truck, but before they could leave the police arrived and took them all into custody. The three females were identified as the ones who drugged the owner and all four were arrested at the scene.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tacoma in March 2015 at Toyota of Temecula Valley in California.