Yamaha Motorcycle Stolen in Austin Recovered in Suspect’s Apartment by Police Using LoJack

  • January 17, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 28, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle contacted the Austin Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex.  

Austin Police verified the theft and entered the Yamaha’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the motorcycle.

A short while later, officers from the Austin Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen motorcycle on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen motorcycle to an apartment complex and determined that it was inside one of the apartments. Using their handheld Lojack tracking device, the officers were able to determine the exact apartment the stolen motorcycle was hidden in. Officers made contact with the resident of the apartment, who gave them permission to search her apartment.  The stolen motorcycle was found in the living room.  The apartment resident stated that her boyfriend had brought the stolen motorcycle to her apartment. An arrest warrant is pending. 

This stolen Yamaha motorcycle was recovered with damage to the ignition.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2009 Yamaha motorcycle in March of 2011 at Woods Fun Center in Austin, Texas.