LoJack’s Early Warning System Alerts Harley Davidson’s Owner to Bike’s Theft Before Damage is Done

  • June 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of May 31, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Harley Davidson FLH contacted the San Jose Police Department to report the motorcycle stolen. The owner had just received a text message and phone call from LoJack’s “Early Warning” System, alerting him that his bike had moved without his authorization. When he went outside his apartment complex, where he had parked the bike, he found it missing. After verifying the theft, Modesto officers had the Harley’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

A short time later, officers with the Union City Police Department began to receive the Harley’s silent LoJack signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and audible signal on the LoJack Trackers, the officers tracked the Harley to the parking stall of an apartment complex, where they located the stolen bike. Several accessories had already been removed from the bike, but thanks to the early notification by LoJack, the expensive motorcycle was intact. The police impounded the motorcycle for safekeeping until the owner could be notified of its recovery.

The LoJack Early Warning Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Harley Davidson less than a year earlier, in August of 2011.