LoJack Helps Suffolk County Police Recover Honda Accord Stolen from Brentwood Driveway

  • March 30, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 21, 2013, the owner of a 2010 Honda Accord contacted the Suffolk County Police Department’s 3rd Precinct in Brentwood, Long Island to report that the vehicle was stolen from him.

When the officer arrived at the scene, he took a written report.  According to the owner, his car was parked in his driveway. He awoke early that morning to go to work, and as it was a fairly cold day, he started his car and left the engine running to warm up. While he was back inside his house, someone jumped into his car and drove away.

After verifying the theft, the officer had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed inside the Honda.

A short while later, officers from the 3rd Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicle in the Central Islip section of Suffolk County. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle through various streets in the confines of the 3rd Precinct, eventually locating the vehicle parked in a small mall. They decided to stake the vehicle out. After a short while without any activity around the vehicle, they took it 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, especially with no damage. He stated 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 2010 Honda at Atlantic Honda in Bayshore, Long Island on October 7, 2010.