Honda Accord Stolen by Acquaintances — Recovered by Palm Beach Police Using LoJack

  • September 21, 2012
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On Sunday evening, July 1, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Honda Accord went to a lounge in the 700 block of South Military Trail with a couple of friends. One of his friends for his car keys to retrieve something from his car, and the owner complied. However, he quickly realized that both “friends” – and his vehicle – were missing. When he was unable to reach either friend on their cell phone, he contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to report the vehicle stolen.

Palm Beach County deputies verified the theft and had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda Accord. Later in the day, a Palm Beach County deputy picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda Accord on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the Honda in an apartment complex parking lot in the 22400 block of Southwest 61st Way, in unincorporated Palm Beach County. The vehicle was recovered, processed for evidence, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord on April 26, 2008 at Millennium Honda in Hempstead, New York and has been protecting it ever since.