One LoJack System Enables Broward County Deputies to Recover TWO Stolen Suzuki Motorcycles

  • December 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Saturday morning, November 10, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Suzuki GSXR-1000 motorcycle contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report that their motorcycle was stolen from their home in Dania, Florida. The thieves also stole a 2012 Suzuki GSXR-1000 motorcycle, which was not equipped with LoJack.

Broward County deputies verified the thefts and had the motorcycles’ information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 2006 Suzuki.

A short while later, an off-duty member of the Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen 2006 Suzuki on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). The officer verified the theft information by having their dispatcher query the Reply Code that appeared on their PTC display. They began tracking the stolen vehicle by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The ATTF member contacted the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, as he did not have jurisdiction in the city. The ATTF member directed the SIBPD officers to an abandoned home in the 18600 block of North Bay Road, where the officers located both motorcycles. The motorcycles sustained only ignition damage. The LoJack unit was hidden quite well, as the thieves attempted to locate the device, but failed. The vehicles were recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Suzuki GSXR-1000 motorcycle on April 5, 2006 at Motorsports of Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.