LoJack Helps NYPD Recover Stolen Yamaha Motorcycle, Surveillance Cameras ID Suspect

  • September 25, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 29, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6 contacted the New York Police Department’s 44th Precinct to report that his motorcycle was stolen while parked in front of his residence. NYPD officers verified the theft and entered the Yamaha’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

Minutes later, officers from the Bronx Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Yamaha on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the motorcycle, parked under a gray motorcycle cover on the 1700 block of E. Burn Avenue, in the confines of the Bronx’s 46th precinct. After nearly two hours of surveillance without any activity, the officers recovered the stolen motorcycle with only minor damage to the ignition. The vehicle was returned to a thrilled owner at the recovery scene.

Surveillance cameras at the recovery location help to identify one of the suspects and he is currently wanted by the officers for the theft of the motorcycle.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Yamaha YZF-R6 Motorcycle on September 17, 2007 at Motorsports of Ft. Lauderdale.