LoJack Enables NYPD Officers to Recover Stolen Honda Motorcycle, Arrest Suspect for Theft

  • November 12, 2012
  • recovery stories
On October 20, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Honda CBR1000 motorcycle contacted the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan to report that his bike was stolen from in front of his place of business in Manhattan’s Wall Street area.

When the officers from the 1st Precinct arrived at the scene, they verified the theft and had the information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda motorcycle.

 A short while later, officers from the Queens North Auto Larceny Unit picked up the Honda’s silent LoJack homing signal on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the motorcycle to a commercial area in the East Elmhurst section of Queens, confines of the 115th Precinct. There, they the isolated the signal to a vehicle repair shop, and staked out the shop for a while. When the owner arrived and opened the shop, he was questioned about the presence of the stolen bike; when he was unable to produce a credible answer, he was placed under arrest.

The vehicle was recovered with slight damage – the gas tank had been removed and the ignition wires were ripped out in order to steal the bike.  The owner was notified, and he was elated that his bike was recovered so quickly, especially with such minor damage. He stated that the money he spent on the LoJack was well worth the investment.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2009 Honda motorcycle on October 10, 2010 at New York Yamaha/Honda in Long Island City, New York.