LoJack Aids NYPD in Recovering Toyota Camry Stolen in Bronx, Located Abandoned

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 1, 2013, the owner of a Toyota Camry contacted NYPD’s 45th Precinct to report that his vehicle was stolen while parked near his residence on Alder Place in the Bronx. NYPD’s 45th Precinct verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/ NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Just minutes after the LoJack was activated, officers from NYPD’s 41st Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the unoccupied vehicle parked in a municipal parking lot near Bruckner Boulevard in the confines of the Bronx’s 41st Precinct. Surveillance was setup for a short time with negative results and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and eventually released to a happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry on August 26, 2005 at Bronx Auto Group in Bronx, New York.