The LoJack® System Helps NYPD Brooklyn North Auto Larceny Unit Recover Stolen Yamaha YZF-R1 Motorcycle

  • July 8, 2014
  • recovery stories

A Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle was stolen from its owner’s residence in Nassau, NY, during the Fourth of July weekend. Thanks to the great work by local law enforcement, with help from the LoJack® system that was installed when the bike was purchased, it was recovered quickly and safely.

On July 5th, 2014, the Yamaha’s owner reported that his bike was stolen to the Nassau County Police Department. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed on the YZF-R1, which was installed at New York Motorcycle in Queens Village, NY.

A short while later, officers from the NYPD Brooklyn North Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent homing signal from the stolen motorcycle on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The Yamaha was located in a private driveway of adjoining garages in a residential neighborhood. There were several people in the driveway celebrating the holiday weekend. The officers were invited to join the group. After a brief investigation, the suspect was identified and taken into custody. The YZF-R1, which was in good condition, was retrieved and soon returned to its elated owner, who told police that the LoJack system was a very worthwhile investment.

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