LoJack System Helps the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota Camry within Minutes of the Activation

  • April 23, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2015 Toyota Camry contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, NC and reported their vehicle stolen.  The owner reported that the vehicle was stolen from the driveway of his residence sometime during the night. The owner does not believe the key was left in the vehicle, however, he could not find the key.   The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department 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.

Just minutes after the Camry was entered into state and federal crime computers which activated the LoJack concealed in the Toyota, the Officer that took the theft report 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 Officer tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex just a few miles from where it was stolen.  The Officer canvased the apartment complex and no one wanted to claim any affiliation with the stolen vehicle.  At the time of the recovery, the vehicle was locked with no signed of forced entry or tampering.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the recovery scene to process the Toyota for forensic evidence.  After being processed, the vehicle was towed to the dealership at the owner’s request to have a new key made since he could not find his.  This case remains an ongoing investigation.

LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota in February 2015 at Toyota of Turnersville, Turnersville, NJ.