LoJack System Helps Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Toyota Corolla Taken in Armed Car-Jacking

  • December 26, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2019 Toyota Corolla contacted the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.  The owners advised that they were on 159th Avenue in unincorporated San Leandro, when they were approached by a subject armed with a knife who demanded their vehicle. The Alameda County Sheriff’s 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 2019 Toyota Corolla.                                                                                                                                                                
A short while later a deputie with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, along with officers from the San Leandro Police Department were alerted to the stolen Toyota Corolla by means of the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle 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 stolen Toyota was tracked to a parking lot of a hotel on Lewelling Boulevard and Embers Way.  The vehicle was found to be abandoned.  Hotel security video is being reviewed in hopes of identifying the suspect.

The stolen Toyota Corolla was recovered by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department and was towed/stored to be processed for forensic evidence before being returned to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2019 Toyota Corolla in July 2018, at Livermore Toyota, in Livermore, CA.