NYPD Officers Recover Stolen Subaru Impreza, Abandoned and Undamaged, in Queens

  • May 3, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the April 4, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Subaru Impreza discovered that his vehicle was missing from the front of his residence, where he had parked it. The owner immediately notified the New York Police Department of the theft.  

NYPD officers completed a stolen vehicle report and had the Impreza’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers – a routine police action that automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the vehicle Neither the owners nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, because LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

Within hours, officers assigned to NYPD’s Auto Crime Division picked up the LoJack signal in their unmarked vehicle equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the tracking computer, the officers located the stolen Subaru, parked on a residential street in Jamaica, Queens. The officers conducted surveillance on the vehicle for several hours but were unable to locate any suspects; they eventually contacted the owner and released the undamaged vehicle to the extremely happy owner at the recovery scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Subaru Impreza at Universal Subaru Honda in Long Island City, NY in May of 2006.