NYPD Officers Use LoJack to Recover Honda Accord Stolen in Jersey City, Two Suspects Arrested

  • March 27, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 31, 2013, the owner of a 2003 Honda Accord contacted the Jersey City Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The customer told police that the vehicle was last seen parked in front of his house.

The Jersey City Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda Accord.

A short time later, detectives from the New York City Police Department’s 23rd Precinct Anti-Crime Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their police vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the detectives tracked the vehicle to the area of Upper Manhattan. The detectives located the vehicle, parked and unoccupied on 100th Street near 3rd Avenue. The detectives set up surveillance on the vehicle, and quickly observed two males getting in to the car. The detectives moved in and placed both suspects under arrest. The Honda was returned to the owner undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord on April 10, 2009 at Hillside Honda (DEX), Jamaica, New York.