San Francisco Officers Recover Honda Civic Stolen During Home Invasion of Senior Citizen, 4 Arrested

  • August 17, 2012
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On July 23, 2012, four suspects posing as utility repairmen gained entry to the home of a senior handicapped victim in Daly City, California. The suspects terrorized the victim, stealing cash and valuables.  The suspects also forced the victim to give up his ATM PIN and the keys to his 2008 Honda Civic. The victim contacted Daly City Police Department to report the crime. Daly City Police verified the robbery and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, in the south side of San Francisco, officers from San Francisco Police Department picked up the Honda’s silent LoJack homing signals with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, San Francisco officers tracked the stolen Honda and located it where it was stopped in traffic. The driver and three other suspects from the robbery were detained and arrested for multiple felony charges. The victim’s property was recovered along with his undamaged vehicle.  Daly City Police will be conducting the ongoing investigation

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle in April of 2008 at Honda of Sierramonte in Colma, California.