NYPD Officers Use LoJack to Recover Multiquip Generator Stolen in CT, Arrest One Suspect

  • December 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On December 4, 2012, an employee of Northeast Remsco Construction discovered that their 2006 Multiquip generator was stolen from their storage yard located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The employee immediately reported the theft to the Bridgeport Police Department.

Bridgeport Police verified the theft and entered the generator’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the equipment.

A short while later, officers assigned to NYPD’s Bronx Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Multiquip generator on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the generator to the backyard of a residential home in the 500 block of White Plains Road, located in the Bronx’s 43rd Precinct. The police conducted surveillance on the location for a while, and arrested one suspect, who was unable to explain why the stolen generator was on the property. The undamaged generator was eventually returned to an extremely happy owner at the recovery site.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Multiquip Generator on June 22, 2010 at Northeast Remsco Construction in Farmingdale, New Jersey.