Thieves Stole Keys to Honda Accord During Burglary, Later Stole Car — Recovered Quickly by NYPD

  • May 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2007 Honda Accord parked and locked her vehicle on the street where she lives in East Flatbush Brooklyn, confines of the 67th Precinct. When she returned for the vehicle, she discovered it missing and immediately called the New York Police Department to report the theft.

NYPD officers arrived, took a written report, and had this information entered into the state and federal crime computer databases. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed inside the Honda. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to take any further action to activate the LoJack tracking system, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, officers with the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the Honda’s silent LoJack signal on their patrol car’s LoJack Tracking Computers. Following the computer’s directional cues, the officers tracked the Honda to a residential area of the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. There, they found the vehicle parked on a residential street.

The officers conducted surveillance on the vehicle for several hours, but when no one returned for it, they took the undamaged vehicle into custody. Further investigation revealed that the owner’s apartment had been burglarized recently. During this burglary, the keys to the owner’s Honda were taken. Apparently, the thieves then used the keys to steal the Honda.

The police contacted the owner, who was elated to know that her vehicle was recovered so quickly, and without any damage.