Brooklyn Police Use LoJack to Quickly Recover Honda CRV Stolen with Lost Valet Key

  • October 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 8, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Honda CRV contacted the New York Police Department’s 72nd Precint to report that her vehicle was stolen from in front of her house in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Apparently, she lost her valet key, and the thief who found it took the opportunity to steal her vehicle.

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

A short while later, members of the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, they tracked the Honda to a residential street in the confines of the 72pct. There, they found the Honda parked on the street. They decided to stake the vehicle out, but after a short period of time when no one returned for it, they took it into custody. The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition.

The owner was contacted, and was ecstatic that her vehicle was recovered so quickly. She stated that she had no idea when her vehicle would have been recovered if she hadn’t had LoJack.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CRV at the owner’s request in April of 2011 at Bay Ridge Honda in Brooklyn, New York,