LoJack Helps NYPD Officers Recover Stolen Honda CRV, Abandoned Beneath Highway

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 7, 2013, the owner of a 2009 Honda CRV contacted the New York Police Department’s 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to report his vehicle stolen. According to the owner, he parked his vehicle outside of his residence overnight, and when he returned for it the following day, discovered it missing.

NYPD officers arrived at the scene, took a written report and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda, causing the unit to emit a silent tracking signal.

A short while later, officers from the Queens North Auto Larceny Unit, who were on the highway passing through Brooklyn on a precinct assignment, picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicle. The officers exited the highway and proceeded to track the vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the Honda to through various streets in the confines of the 88th Precinct, eventually locating the vehicle parked in a secluded spot beneath the highway. They decided to stake the vehicle out, but after a short while without activity around the vehicle, they took it into custody.

The Honda was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified and was elated to learn that his vehicle had been recovered so quickly. Apparently, the vehicle was stolen with a key. He went on to say that it was well worth the money he spent for the LoJack when he purchased his vehicle.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2009 Honda at Paragon Acura in Woodside, New York on August 10, 2009.