NYPD Quickly Recover Honda Civic Stole in Queens, Undamaged, Thanks to LoJack

  • October 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 13, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Honda Civic contacted the New York Police Department’s 115th Precinct in East Elmhurst, Queens to report the vehicle stolen from in front of his house. NYPD officers verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

A short while later, officers from the NYPD’s 108th Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Civic 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 area in the Maspeth section of Queens, confines of the 108th Precinct. There, they found the vehicle parked on the street. They staked the vehicle for a short while; however, when no one returned for the vehicle, they took it into custody.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Honda Civic at Millennium Honda in Hempstead, New York.