The owners of a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser contacted the Akron Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight from the driveway of their. The owners also advised that there was over $1,500 in tools and other property in the Toyota.
Akron Police 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 troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol 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 troopers tracked the vehicle to residential area of Akron. Surveillance was established and after some time of no activity observed the owner was contacted and responded.
Because of the quick recovery the suspect(s) did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. Furthermore, all of the tools and other property were still in the Toyota. The owners were very happy that they had a LoJack® System installed in their Toyota when they purchased it.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota FJ Cruiser in May 2010 at Sunnyside Toyota, North Olmsted, Ohio.