LoJack Helps NYPD Recover Hyundai Elantra Stolen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

  • November 12, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 18, 2 012, the owner of a 2000 Hyundai Elantra contacted the New York Police Department’s 68th Precinct, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to report her vehicle stolen. According to the owner, she forgot her purse on the front seat of the car, and there was a spare set of keys in the glove compartment.

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

A short while later, officers from the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Elantra 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 residential area in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. There, they located the vehicle, parked on the street. They staked out the vehicle for a short while; however, when no one showed up for the vehicle, they took it into custody.

The vehicle was recovered without any theft damage. The owner was notified, and she was elated that her vehicle was recovered so quickly, even if her purse and the extra set of keys were missing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2000 Hyundai Elantra on October 3, 2000 at Mirak Automotive Hyundai in Arlington, Massachusetts.