Police in California Recover Stolen Toyota Forklift Minutes After Theft is Reported

  • March 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On February 19, 2012, a representative from United Rentals of Hayward contacted the Hayward Police Department to report the theft of a 2011 Toyota Forklift, which had been rented out a few weeks earlier. After gathering all pertinent information, Hayward Police entered the stolen forklift’s information into the state and federal crime databases. This routine police action automatically and seamlessly activated the hidden LoJack transponder in the victim’s forklift.

Ten minutes later, several officers from the Livermore Police Department picked up the silent LoJack tracking signal from the stolen Toyota forklift on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the computer cues, the officers quickly located the stolen forklift, abandoned behind a closed business in East Livermore. Officers contacted United Rentals to recover their stolen construction equipment.