Yamaha YZR Motorcycle Stolen in California Recovered in 22 Minutes by Police with Help from the LoJack® System

  • February 20, 2014
  • recovery stories

The purpose of the LoJack® system is not only to help law enforcement recover stolen cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles, but to help find the vehicles quickly and safely. In this case, it takes police less than a half hour after activation to locate a Yamaha YZR motorcycle.

On February 5th, 2014, the Yamaha’s owners contacted the California State University- Northridge Police Department to report that their motorcycle was stolen. 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 YZR, which was installed at Chaparral Motor Sports, in San Bernardino, CA.

Just a few minutes later, police officers picked up the homing signal from the stolen bike on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The officers located the Yamaha on Kelvin Ave., where they found it parked and abandoned. The YZR was retrieved and soon returned to its relieved owner.

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