NYPD Use LoJack to Recover Lexus RX350 Stolen from Brooklyn Street

  • December 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On December 5, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Lexus contacted the New York Police Department’s 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to report that his vehicle was stolen. According to the owner, he had parked his vehicle in front of his house and when he returned for it the next day, found it missing.

When NYPD officers arrived at the scene, the owner told them that approximately one week earlier, thieves made an unsuccessful attempt to steal the vehicle. That day, a neighbor noticed a white vehicle double-parked alongside the Lexus, just before the vehicle went missing. The NYPD verified the theft, and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.

A short while later, officers with the Queens South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Lexus 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 in the 113th Precinct in South Ozone Park, Queens, eventually locating the vehicle parked on a residential street. The police set up surveillance on the Lexus, but after a short while without activity, they took the vehicle into custody.

The Lexus was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that his vehicle was recovered so quickly.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Lexus on April 4, 2006 at Bay Ridge Lexus in Brooklyn, New York.