Honda Pilot Stolen in Armed Carjacking in Newark, Recovered by Essex County Officers Using LoJack

  • January 16, 2013
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On December 25, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Honda Pilot contacted the Newark Police Department to report that the vehicle had been stolen during an armed carjacked. The owner also called the LoJack Customer Service Desk to advise LoJack of the theft.

The Newark Police Department verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Within an hour of the theft report, a patrol officer from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to the Ironbound section of Newark, where he located the undamaged vehicle, parked on the street.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2012 Honda Pilot on April 21, 2012 at Metro Honda (DEX) in Jersey City, New Jersey.