NYPD Officers Using LoJack Quickly Recover Stolen Honda Pilot, Arrest Suspect

  • August 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 9, 2012, the owner of a2006 Honda Pilot contacted the New York Police Department’s 108th Precinct to report that his vehicle had been stolen from his place of business in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The 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 Pilot.

A short while later, officers from the NYPD’s 33rd Precinct in Washington Heights picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on their Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential street in Washington Heights. There, they observed a male operating the vehicle. With help of back-up units, they were able to stop the vehicle before the suspect had a chance to flee. The suspect was placed under arrest and the vehicle was recovered.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified, and was elated that his vehicle was recovered so quickly and without any damage. The customer stated that he was especially glad that he had LoJack on his vehicle, because the employees of LoJack helped more than anyone else in his stolen vehicle ordeal. He stated that the service he got from the LoJack Corp was worth more than the price that he paid for his LoJack unit.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Honda Pilot installed at Hillside Honda in Queens, NY.