LoJack Helps Yonkers & New Rochelle Police in Recovery of Stolen Mack Truck,

  • December 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 19, 2012, an employee of MPCC Corporation discovered that their 2007 Mack tractor truck was stolen from their storage yard located in the city of New Rochelle, New York. The employee immediately reported the theft to the New Rochelle Police Department.

New Rochelle officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mack truck.

Less than two hours later, detectives assigned to the Yonkers Police Department’s Auto Squad and New York State Police picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mack truck on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the detectives tracked the truck to an industrial area on Furman Avenue on the Yonkers /Mt. Vernon border. They conducted surveillance on the truck, but after several hours passed without activity, they recovered the vehicle with minor damage to the door lock and ignition. The truck was processed for DNA and eventually returned to the grateful owner at the recovery site. The detectives were able to obtain video surveillance from the theft and recovery locations; this video is currently under investigation by New Rochelle Police Department, Yonkers Police Department’s Auto Squad and the New York State Police’s Auto Theft Unit.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mack Truck on November 10, 2008 at MPCC Corporation in New Rochelle, New York.