NYPD Recovers Stolen Yamaha Motorcycle — Stolen for 2nd Time — Thanks to LoJack

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 4, 2012, the owner of a2007 Yamaha YZFR6 motorcycle contacted the New York Police Department’s 79th Precinct in Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, to report the vehicle stolen from in front of his home.

NYPD officers verified the theft and had the Yamaha’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

A short while later, officers with the NYPD’s Auto Crime Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal 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 the vehicle to a residential street in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, confines of the 79th Precinct. There, they located the stolen motorcycle, parked on the street. They staked out the stolen bike for a while; however, when no one returned for it, they took it into custody.

The bike was recovered in excellent condition, other than a broken ignition.  The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with such minor damage. He was particularly glad that he had LoJack installed on his bike, considering that it was the 2nd time it was stolen and recovered using LoJack.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Yamaha motorcycle on March 3, 2008, at New York Motorcycle in Queens Village, New York.