The owner of a Toyota
Camry contacted the Joliet Police Department to report that her Toyota had been
stolen from her work location on the 1400 block of Glenwood when she left it
running and unattended. Joliet police arrived on scene 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.
A short while later a vehicle equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Toyota was located in a parking lot of a large apartment complex on the 1660 block of Arbor Lane in Crest Hill. The vehicle was observed to be still running. Crest Hill police were called to the scene. Crest Hill contacted Will County’s Auto Theft Task Force who set up surveillance on the Toyota. After no suspects approached the vehicle it was processed for evidence. The owner was called to the scene to reclaim her Toyota. She stated the Toyota was her only means of transportation and was extremely grateful her vehicle had been recovered so quickly.
The running Toyota Camry was recovered undamaged before it could be used in a crime or re-stolen by any passing indiviuals.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in Nov 1995, at Kendall Toyota in Miami, Florida by a previous owner. It should be noted that the LoJack System although installed over twenty-three years previously worked flawlessly in the recovery of the stolen Toyota.