The owner of a 2015 Toyota Highlander reported his vehicle stolen. He operates his vehicle as a private for hire car service, which is his regular employeement. He picked up a fare, who asked to be driven to the Country Club section in the Bronx. Upon arrival the suspect displayed a gun and took the drivers money, as well as his car. This was in the confines of the 45th precinct, in the Bronx. He immediately called the Police of the 45th precinct. Upon arrival the Police verified the theft and entered the vehicles information into state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack System concealed in the Toyota. Once this was done the LoJack transponder that is hidden in the vehicle activates and puts out a silent signal, enabling Police cars with LoJack tracking units to track it. This was done both seamlessly and automatically without any notifications to anyone.
Several hours later the signal was picked up by members of the 45th precinct on the Police Tracking Computers installed in squad cars and aircraft. Officers following the audible and directional cues on the Police Tracking Computer installed in squad cars and aircraft tracked it to a residential block in the Country Club section. There they found the vehicle parked and unoccupied; surveillance was then setup on the vehicle. However after several hours when no one showed up for the vehicle it was recovered.
The vehicle was recovered with no damage, the owner was notified of the recovery, and was elated that his vehicle was recovered so quickly.
LoJack unit was installed in January 2018 at Hudson Toyoto, Jersey City, N.J.
The value of the vehicle was approximately $18,500.00.