owner of a 2013 Toyota Camry contacted the Oakland Police Department to report their
vehicle stolen during a carjacking. The
owner advised that a male armed with a handgun approached them on the 3500
block of Gray Street and demanded their vehicle. The Oakland 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 2013 Toyota Camry.
A short time later, an Oakland PD patrol officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers located the stolen Toyota Camry parked and unoccupied at 105th Avenue and “E” Street. An undercover surveillance team then established surveillance on the vehicle.
one hour later, a male subject matching the description of the carjacking
suspect entered the Camry and drove away.
The Oakland Police Department helicopter (ARGUS) maintained visual
contact with the stolen Camry as it drove and directed in marked police
units. The Camry parked at 90th
Avenue and Holly Street and the male suspect exited the vehicle. When the suspect saw the marked police units,
he attempted to flee on foot while discarding the hooded sweatshirt he was
wearing. The officers quickly apprehend the suspect. The victim responded and positively
identified the suspect as the person who had carjacked them.
The undamaged stolen Toyota Camry was recovered by the Oakland Police Department and it was returned to the owner. The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was not only able to quickly locate the owner’s stolen vehicle, it also resulted in a violent criminal being removed from the public.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2013 Toyota Camry in September 2013, at Concord Toyota Sales, in Concord, CA.