LoJack System Helps Oakland Police Department Recover Stolen 2013 Toyota Camry Taken in Armed Carjacking and Arrest Suspect

  • July 15, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The 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. 

Approximately 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.