LoJack Helps Brooklyn Police Recover Stolen Honda CRV, Suspect Evades Police After Chase

  • December 6, 2012
  • recovery stories
On November 29, 2012 the owner of a 2008 Honda CRV contacted the New York Police Department’s 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to report her Honda stolen. According to the owner, she had parked her car in front of her house and inadvertently left her purse on the front seat with an extra key inside. Apparently, the thieves eyed the purse, broke into the vehicle, and after searching the bag, located the keys.

NYPD officers arrived at the scene, verified the theft, and had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action 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 Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle through various streets throughout Bay Ridge, and eventually located the vehicle.

The Honda was double-parked, and as they approached, the officers observed a male in the vehicle beside the Honda. The male was apparently ransacking that vehicle; when he was the officers, he jumped into the stolen Honda and fled the scene. The officers took off in pursuit, with the suspect driving erratically throughout Bay Ridge. Eventually, he jumped from the Honda and fled through backyards on foot, successfully eluding the police chasing him.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that her vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Honda at Bay Ridge Honda/Volvo on Sept. 2, 2008 in Brooklyn, New York.