LoJack Early Warning Helps Bronx DA’s Auto Squad Recover 5 Stolen Motorcycles in the Bronx

  • November 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 15, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 received an Early Warning notification from the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System alerting him that the motorcycle had been moved without the presence of a LoJack Key Pass. The owner quickly confirmed that the bike was missing from his residence within the Co-Op City development of the Bronx, and contacted the NYPD’s 45th Precinct to report the theft.

NYPD verified the theft and entered the motorcycle information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Suzuki motorcycle.

Just one hour after the LoJack activation, detectives assigned to the Bronx DA’s Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Suzuki on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their unmarked patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the detectives tracked the vehicle to a 24-hour commercial valet parking garage located on the 1300 block of Boston Road, within the confines of the Bronx’s 42nd Precinct. The detectives interviewed the parking attendant, who stated the stolen Suzuki arrived several hours earlier along with a 2nd motorcycle. A query of all the motorcycles at the location produced four additional stolen motorcycles:

  • 2012 Suzuki GSX-R750     approx. value- $11,590.00
  • 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6       approx. value- $ 8,000.00
  • 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000   approx. value- $ 8,000.00
  • 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600K   approx. value- $ 6,000.00

All five motorcycles were impounded for safekeeping with only minor damage to the ignitions, and a joint investigation is ongoing by members of the Bronx’s DA’s Auto Squad and NYPD’s Auto Crime Division.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Suzuki GSX-R1000 on February 17, 2012 at MCNY-Two Wheel Corp in Mineola, New York.