Recently Installed LoJack Aids Police in Arresting Robbery Suspect and Recovering a Stolen 2012 Toyota 4Runner

  • January 20, 2012

After the owner of a 2012 Toyota 4Runner secured his vehicle for the evening, he returned to his residence where he was robbed at gun point. His personal property and car keys were taken and the suspect fled in his brand new Toyota.

The victim immediately called and reported the robbery and auto theft to Louisiana Law Enforcement. The vehicle information was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

Fifty minutes later, law enforcement began to receive the silent LoJack signal emitting from the stolen Toyota. Using the cues from their LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs), deputies with Louisiana law enforcement tracked the signal as the vehicle was driven on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish.

The deputies observed the vehicle parked near an apartment complex in Terrytown and apprehended the suspects. The driver was arrested for possession of stolen the 4Runner, while the passenger was arrested for possession of stolen property belonging to the victim.  

The owner’s LoJack System was installed just four days before this incident!

  Note: Portions of this story were obtained from Louisiana Law Enforcement