LoJack System Helps Illinois Secretary of State Police Recover Stolen Toyota Camry

  • January 30, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2013 Toyota Camry contacted the Markham police to report their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence on the 16400 block of south Laflin Avenue when they left the keys in the vehicle as it warmed up. Markham 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.

Shortly after the vehicle was reported as stolen officers from the Illinois Secretary of State, Cook County Sheriff and Dolton Police Departments 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, officers from the Illinois Secretary of State Police tracked the vehicle to the 15100 block of Center Avenue in Harvey where the vehicle was observed parked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered and towed to a secure location before it could be stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime. Police investigation continues.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in Sep of 2013 at Oak Lawn Toyota, in Oak Lawn Illinois