LoJack System Helps Baltimore City Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota ARMED CAR-JACKING

  • November 8, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2011 Toyota Highlander contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed car- jacking from the 200 S. Haven Street in the Highlandtown area of Baltimore City, Maryland. Baltimore City Police Radio dispatched an officer from the 2nd District to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the officer was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer then arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2011 Toyota Highlander.

A short while later, officers from Baltimore City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2011 Toyota Highlander 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 officers tracked the vehicle to 2700 Pelham Avenue in the Belair-Edison area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the vehicle abandoned and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered by police and towed for forensic processing.

Approximate value of vehicle: $13,900.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 Toyota Highlander in January, 2016 at DARCARS Toyota in Baltimore, Maryland.