On December 2, 2012, the owner of a Scion XB contacted the New York Police Department’s 47thPrecinct to report that the vehicle was stolen from her driveway during a burglary at her residence. Bronx officers verified the theft and entered the Scion’s information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/ NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short while later, detectives from the Bronx DA’s Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Scion on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the unoccupied vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Barker Avenue in the confines of the Bronx’s 52nd Precinct. Surveillance was setup for several hours with negative results; the undamaged vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and eventually released to the happy owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Scion XB on July 28, 2008 at The Bronx Auto Group in Bronx, New York.