The owner of a 2007 Toyota Camry contacted the New York Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen when their brother lent the vehicle to a friend who never returned it. New York 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.
An Illinois State Trooper traveling on I90 near O’Hare airport 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 vehicle was tracked to the 3900 block of Mannheim Rd Avenue where the vehicle was observed parked and unoccupied in a long term airport parking lot. Investigation revealed the named offender had parked the vehicle there three days earlier and was schedule to return later that day to retrieve the stolen car. The vehicle was towed by Schiller Park Police and the lot manager was instructed to re-contact them when the suspect came to retrieve parked stolen vehicle. The stolen Toyota was recovered undamaged before it could be stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime. Police investigation continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the in the Toyota Camry at Hudson Toyota in Jersey City New Jersey in October of 2009.