Chrysler 300 Stolen in Manhattan, Recovered by NYPD Using LoJack — Suspect Arrested

  • October 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 12, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Chrysler 300 contacted the New York Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen for a third time (previously stolen on 4/13/08 and 2/26/10). According to the owner, an estranged family member stole the keys and the vehicle from the owner’s residence on West 95th Street in upper Manhattan.

NYPD’s 24th Precinct verified the theft and entered the Chrysler’s information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/ NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chrysler.

A short while later, officers from NYPD’s 34th Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chrysler 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 unoccupied vehicle parked on Broadway and West 179th Streets. Officers conducted surveillance on the vehicle for a short time when they observed a man enter the stolen vehicle. The officers surrounded the vehicle and immediately placed the suspect under arrest. The undamaged vehicle was impounded as arrest evidence, and later released to an extremely happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chrysler 300 on November 22, 2006 in Chevrolet Saturn of Harlem Inc. in New York, NY.