NYPD Uses LoJack to Recover Scion XB Stolen for 2nd Time in a Month, Suspect Arrested

  • January 16, 2013
  • recovery stories
On December 22, 2012, the owner of a Scion XB contacted NYPD’s 47th Precinct for the second time in one month to report the vehicle stolen from their residence. The first time, on December 2, the vehicle was stolen using the vehicle keys during a burglary at the owner’s residence. The vehicle was quickly recovered – without the keys – by police using LoJack.

The NYPD officers verified this second theft and had the Scion’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, detectives assigned to NYPD’s Auto Crime Division 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 detectives tracked and located the unoccupied vehicle, parked on the intersection of Holland & Arnow Avenues in the confines of the Bronx’s 52nd Precinct, only a short distance from the site of the first recovery.

Officers conducted surveillance on the vehicle for several hours before observing an individual entering the stolen Scion. The detectives immediately surrounded the vehicle and placed the suspect under arrest. The undamaged vehicle was removed to the 52nd Precinct, impounded as arrest evidence and eventually released to the very happy owner. The individual arrested was wanted for questioning for several recent burglaries within the confines of the 47th Precinct.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Scion XB on July 28, 2008 at The Bronx Auto Group in Bronx, New York.