Honda Odyssey Stolen in Brooklyn While Owner is Vacationing, Recovered Undamaged by NYPD

  • August 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 27, 2012, the owner of a2011 Honda Odyssey contacted the New York Police Department’s 67th Precinct to report that his vehicle had been stolen from in front of his residence in East Flatbush. NYPD officers verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda Odyssey.

A short while later, officers from the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential street in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, confines of the 67th Precinct. There, they located the vehicle parked on the street. The officers staked the vehicle for a short while, however when no one showed up for the vehicle they took it into custody.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner had just left for a vacation in the Islands; however, he was notified of the recovery, and was elated to learn that his vehicle had been recovered so quickly and without any damage. He stated that it was well worth the money he had invested in the LoJack system. He then contacted his brother in law, who took custody of the vehicle.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Honda Odyssey at DCH Academy in Old Bridge, New Jersey.