On December 3, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Acura 32T contacted the Newark Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The owner told police that he had left the car running while he went inside his home, and when came back outside he discovered that someone had jumped in the car and driven away. 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 Acura’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short time later, a police officer from the Irvington Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Acura 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 a parking lot where he recovered the undamaged vehicle.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 Acura 32T on March 3, 2004 at Montclair Acura, Verona, New Jersey.