LoJack Helps Queens Auto Larceny Unit Recover Plymouth Voyager Stolen from Ridgewood, Queens

  • February 10, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 27, 2013, the owner of a Plymouth Voyager contacted the 104the Precinct in Ridgewood, Queens to report that his van stolen. According to the owner, he had parked his vehicle in front of his residence, and when he returned for it the following day, discovered it missing.

NYPD officers verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the New York and federal stolen vehicle databases. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the Voyager, causing the vehicle to emit a silent tracking signal.

A short while later, officers with the Queens North Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Voyager 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 104th Precinct, eventually locating the vehicle in the Maspeth section of the 104th Precinct. They decided to stake the vehicle out. After some time with no activity around the vehicle, they took it into custody.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition. The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially without any damage. He said that he was lucky that he had LoJack installed in his vehicle, as it otherwise might not have been recovered so soon.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 1998 Plymouth Voyager on Oct. 31, 1997 at Kings Plaza Jeep in Brooklyn, New York.