Toyota RAV4 Stolen in Miami Gardens Recovered in Hollywood by Police Using LoJack

  • March 20, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Monday morning, January 9, 2012, the owner of a 2001 Toyota RAV-4 SUV contacted the Miami Gardens Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Upon arrival at the scene, the responding officer met with the owner, who advised that sometime during the previous night someone had stolen their Toyota from where they had parked it. The officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the vehicle’s information entered into the federal and state crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota RAV-4.

Later that day, a member of the Auto Theft Task Force received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota’s LoJack unit on his patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the directional and signal strength cues from the computer, the ATFF member located the stolen vehicle in the 5700 block of Funston Street. Since it was in the city of Hollywood, the Hollywood Police Department responded and recovered the vehicle.

The vehicle was recovered in good condition with no apparent damage, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems. The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Police Recovery System was installed in this Toyota RAV-4 sport utility vehicle on September 5, 2006, and has been protecting it ever since.