LoJack System Helps Henderson Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota Avalon Two in Custody

  • June 19, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2013 Toyota Avalon contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from the valet of a casino in the 9700 block of Las Vegas Blvd.  The owners had turned their Toyota over to a valet attendant and left it in valet.  The attendant moved the Toyota forward in line but left it with the keys inside the car.  Two males approached the Toyota and got inside while the valet attendant was not looking then started up the Toyota and drove away.  When the owners returned to retrieve the Toyota, they found that it stolen so they notified the police.   

Las Vegas Metropolitan 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.

A short while later officers from Henderson Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the parking lot of a department store in the 30 block of Valle Verde where they located the Toyota occupied by the two males who stole it.  The Toyota was recovered and returned back to the owners.  The two males were identified through surveillance as the two who stole the Toyota so were both arrested and taken to jail.   

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Avalon in October 2013 at West Covina Toyota, West Covina, California.