LoJack System Helps Baltimore City Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota Prius Taken in Armed Car Jacking

  • February 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2011 Toyota Prius contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking from 400 W. Mosher Street in the Mount Vernon area of Baltimore City, Maryland.  Baltimore City Police Radio dispatched an officer from the 1st 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 Prius.

A short while later, officers from Baltimore City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2011 Toyota Prius 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 the 1600 W. Lexington Street in Baltimore City, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police, towed for forensic processing and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $9,150.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 Toyota Prius in July, 2014 at Brown’s Toyota City in Glen Burnie, Maryland