LoJack Helps NYPD Officers Recover Stolen Honda Motorcycle, One Arrested After High Speed Chase

  • November 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 18, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Honda CBR600 motorcycle contacted the New York Police Department’s 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill, Queens to report that his Honda motorcycle, which was painted up as the RED BULL Bike, was stolen from him.

When the officers from the 102nd Precinct arrived at the scene, they took a written report. According to the owner, he had parked his motorcycle in front of his house, and when he returned for it the following day, he discovered it missing. NYPD officers entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the NYPD’s 113th Anti Crime Unit, as well as officers from the Queens South Auto Larceny Unit, picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen bike on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the bike through various streets, eventually locating the Honda, parked on a residential street in the Cambria Heights section of Queens. They decided to stake the bike out; after a short while, a male appeared and jumped on the bike and immediately took off with the Police in pursuit. Driving at a high and dangerous rate of speed, the suspect was able to evade the police. However, the police continued to track the Honda’s LoJack signal, and eventually located the bike behind a private residence. During a search of the surrounding area, the officers recognized the suspect who had jumped onto the bike and immediately placed him under arrest.

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

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Honda motorcycle at Sport Honda in Metuchen, New Jersey on May 25, 2007.