Miami-Dade Police Use LoJack to Recover Suzuki Motorcycle Stolen from Pembroke Pines Residence

  • December 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Sunday morning, November 11, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle left his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida to walk his dog and discovered that someone stole his motorcycle. The owner contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report the theft.

The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the Suzuki’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

A short while later, an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen motorcycle on his on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on the PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle behind an abandoned house in the 2400 block of N.W. 162nd Street in Miami Gardens, Florida. The motorcycle sustained only ignition damage. The vehicle was recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle on July 6, 2006 at Broward Motorsports in Davie, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since.