The LoJack® System Helps Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department Recover Stolen Honda CBR1000 Motorcycle

  • June 10, 2014
  • recovery stories

In this case, a Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle was stolen from its owner’s residence in Philadelphia, PA. The thief hid the bike behind some trees in an apartment complex parking lot and covered it with a tarp. This maneuver might have thwarted a visual search, but because the vehicle was protected with the LoJack® system when it was purchased, local police were able to make a same day recovery.

When the Honda’s owner discovered his bike was stolen on June 2nd, 2014, he contacted the Philadelphia Police Department. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack unit concealed in the CBR1000, which was installed at Bergen Sport Cycles of Pompton Plains, NJ, was then automatically activated.

A short while later, members of the Philadelphia Police Aviation Unit picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen bike on the LoJack tracking computer installed in their helicopter. The aviation officers located the source of the signal in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Adams Ave and Tabor Road, and requested ground backup. Officers from the Philadelphia Police Highway Patrol and a detective from the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad were nearby and arrived on location. The Honda was located hidden behind some trees and covered by a tarp. The CBR1000 was retrieved and soon back in the possession of its relieved owner.

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