This case involves a Bobcat Utility Vehicle stolen from a construction site in Queens, NY, on a recent Monday. The equipment’s owners wanted to keep their assets safe, which is why they chose to install the LoJack® system on this machine. With LoJack’s help, the utility vehicle was recovered in less than three and a half hours after activation.
On April 28th, 2014, the Bobcat’s owner contacted the NYPD 100th Precinct to report that their vehicle was stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the utility vehicle.
A short time later, officers from the 100th Precinct picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen machine on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The Bobcat was located in the Breezy Point section of Queens, a private, gated, waterfront beach community. With assistance from the community’s private security, the officers located the vehicle hidden in a briar patch on the beach. The utility vehicle, valued at $40,000, was retrieved and soon returned to the construction company.
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