NYPD Uses LoJack to Quickly Recover Honda Motorcycle Stolen from Bronx Residence, 1 Arrested

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 1, 2013, the owner of a Honda CBR1000 motorcycle contacted the NYPD to report that his bike was stolen while chained to a pole at his girlfriend’s residence, located in the Bronx. NYPD’s 48th 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 motorcycle.

A short while later, officers from NYPD’s 43rd Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen motorcycle 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 motorcycle under a tarp in the front yard of a residential home near Underhill Avenue and Gildersleve Avenue, in the confines of the Bronx’s 43rd Precinct. Surveillance was setup for several hours, when eventually the officers interviewed the owner of the residence. The owner identified the suspect, who was ultimately arrested for the theft of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle was impounded and returned to a very happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda motorcycle on October 10, 2008 at Stamford Motorsports in Stamford, Connecticut.