On May 16, 2012, two men robbed a parking garage attendant at gunpoint, and stole keys and a 2006 Land Rover, along with a second vehicle. When the Land Rover owner was notified of the theft, she immediately reported the theft to the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct, in lower Manhattan. NYPD officers verified the theft and had the Land Rover’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
Less than an hour later, officers assigned to the Bronx Auto Larceny Unit picked up the Land Rover’s LoJack signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible signal on the LoJack Tracker, the officers located the Land Rover, parked on West 166th Street in the Bronx. After a few hours of surveillance with negative results, the officers recovered the vehicle and notified the 1st Precinct detective in charge of the robbery investigation. The vehicle was moved to the 1st Precinct for DNA processing and later released to a very happy owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Land Rover in January 2007 in Manhattan.