NYPD Officers Use LoJack to Recover Cadillac Escalade Stolen from Harlem Street

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 8, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade contacted the New York Police Department’s 32nd Precinct in Harlem, NY to report his vehicle stolen. According to the owner, he had parked his vehicle in front of his residence and when he returned for it the following day, he discovered it missing.

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

A short while later, officers from the NYPD’s 71st Precinct in Crown Heights picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Cadillac on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle through various streets in the confines of the 71st Precinct, eventually locating the Escalade abandoned on a residential street. They decided to stake the vehicle out, but after a short while without any activity, they took the vehicle into custody.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that his vehicle was recovered so quickly. Apparently the vehicle was stolen with a key. He went on to say that  he was so lucky that his vehicle was equipped with the LoJack system, or his vehicle may never have been recovered.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Cadillac Escalade at Frost Motor Cadillac in Newton, Massachusetts on May 18, 2006.