The owner of a 2010 Toyota RAV 4 parked her vehicle by the laundromat where she washes her clothes. When she came out she found it missing, this was in the South Bronx, confines of the 41 precinct. She immediately called the Police of the 41 precinct. Police arrived, 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. This was done both seamlessly and silently without any other notifications.
A short while later officers from the Bronx Auto Larceny Unit 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 officers tracked the vehicle to a residential street where they observed the stolen car parked and unoccupied. They staked the vehicle out for a short while, however when no one came for it they recovered it.
The vehicle was recovered with no damage, the owner was notified, and she was elated that her vehicle was recovered so quickly.
The LoJack unit was installed at Toyota of Hackensack, Hackensack NJ in October of, 2009.
The value of the vehicle was approximately $8,000.00