Brooklyn Motorcycle Thief Can’t Dodge LoJack® System

  • April 1, 2013
  • recovery stories

Motorcycle thieves don’t take holiday weekends off…but neither does LoJack! On March 29, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle chained his bike to the fence in front of a building where he was visiting relatives. When he returned the next day, the bike was gone and the owner immediately contacted officers from the 73rd Precinct in Brooklyn. Luckily, this customer chose to purchase a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System tracking device when he bought his bike from King Cycles in Brooklyn in 2007. The LoJack unit was immediately activated when the officers entered the bike’s VIN number into their computer.

A short while later, officers from the Brooklyn North Task Force picked up the silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack tracking computer installed in their patrol vehicle, and tracked the signal to the garage of a private house. While they were investigating a man drove up on a motorcycle and opened the garage door revealing the stolen Kawasaki as well as another bike. He was questioned as to the ownership of the two bikes in the garage. He adamantly denied any knowledge of the other two bikes, but further investigation revealed that the other bike was also recently stolen. The owner of the garage later revealed that the man questioned had put both motorcycles in her garage, and his arrest is imminent.

The owner of the Kawasaki was thrilled to have his bike back, and says it was well worth the money to have the LoJack unit installed when he purchased his motorcycle.

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