Collectible Acura NSX Stolen and Recovered bv California Officers Using LoJack, Suspect ID’d

  • November 27, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 1, 2012, the owner of an Acura NSX discovered the vehicle missing from her condo parking lot and contacted the San Francisco Police Department to report the theft.

San Francisco Police verified the theft and had the Acura’s information entered into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

A short while later and over 100 miles away in the city of Stockton, officers with the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol began to receive the Acura’s silent signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, they located the vehicle parked in a driveway near Morada and Cherbourg Avenues. The officers then contacted the Delta RATT (auto theft task force) to take over the investigation.

Investigators responded and set up surveillance on the vehicle. After a period of time without any activity around the vehicle, the officers approached the residence and contacted the owner. The owner gave the name and information of the suspect who had dropped the car off. Investigators are obtaining a warrant for this suspect.

The Acura was towed and stored to be released to the owner later. This highly collectable car, valued at $35,000, was also stolen and recovered by San Francisco Police in May of 2012.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Acura NSX at Acura of Serramonte in December of 2006.