NYPD Officers Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Dodge Caravan, Abandoned & Undamaged

  • January 16, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 26, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Dodge Caravan contacted the New York Police Department’s 75th Precinct in East Brooklyn to report that his Dodge was stolen from him. According to the owner, he parked his vehicle in front of his building where he lives, and when he returned for it the following day, found it missing.

New York Police verified the theft and had the Dodge’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later officers from the 75th Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Caravan on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle through various streets in the confines of the 75th Precinct, eventually locating the unoccupied vehicle in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn.

The officers decided to stake out the vehicle, but after a short while without any activity, they took it into custody. The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The officers notified the owner, who was elated to learn that the vehicle was recovered so quickly, and without any damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 Dodge Caravan at Enterprise MR in Rockville Center, New York on November 4, 2004.