LoJack Early Warning System Helps NYPD Recover Honda Civic Stolen in the Bronx

  • October 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 1, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Honda Civic contacted the New York Police Department’s 45th Precinct to report the vehicle stolen from in front of his residence in the Bronx. The owner was tipped off to the theft when he received an Early Warning notification from the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System.

Officers with the NYPD’s 45th Precinct verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

A short while later, officers from the Suffolk County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda 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 commercial yard on Edison Avenue in West Babylon, New York. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and eventually released to a happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic on May 11, 2011 at Paragon Honda in Woodside, New York.