Detroit, Michigan and Wayne State University Police Recover Stolen Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle in One Hour, 15 Minutes, with Help from the LoJack® System

  • January 30, 2014
  • recovery stories

It was just around dinnertime on a Wednesday when this Taylor, MI resident discovered his 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R had been stolen from the carport at his home. Thanks to excellent work by his local law enforcement, assisted by the LoJack® system, the bike was recovered in just 75 minutes after activation.

On December 4th, 2013, the Kawasaki’s contacted the Taylor Police Department to report the crime.  Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the Ninja, which was installed at Macomb Powersports in Chesterfield, MI.

Shortly after, several law enforcement agencies in the Detroit Metro area picked up the homing signals from the stolen motorcycle on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their cruisers. Officers with Detroit PD and Wayne State University tracked the Kawasaki on the campus of WSU, where it was parked and unoccupied. After a brief surveillance, two suspects approached the bike and were taken into custody. The Ninja was soon returned to its grateful owner. This was the second incident where this vehicle was stolen and recovered by law enforcement assisted by LoJack.

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