Toyota Corolla Stolen and Recovered, Minutes Later, by Cape Coral Police

  • March 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Monday morning, January 16, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan contacted the Cape Coral Police Department to report his vehicle stolen. Upon arrival at the scene, the responding officer met with the owner’s daughter, who stated that the previous evening, she had some friends stop by to visit her. The next morning when she woke up, she discovered that her car keys, wallet and car were all missing.

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 inside the Toyota Corolla.

Minutes later, a Cape Coral Police Department detective received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota’s LoJack unit on their patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the computer, the detective, along with backup, located the vehicle in the 200 block of S.W. 47th Street. The vehicle was recovered, processed for evidence, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal-state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan on December 23, 2011, and has been protecting it ever since.