The owner of a 2012 Ford F250 reported to the 109th Precinct of NYPD that his Ford van was stolen from where he had parked, while he was shopping in College Point, Queens.
The 109th Precinct verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed on the Ford..
A short while later, detectives from the Auto Crime Division NYPD picked up the silent signal from the LoJack® System installed on the Ford on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. They followed the directional and audible cues from the LoJack® computer. This was in the confines of the 75th Precinct, East New York, Brooklyn. They tracked the signal into a residential area of the 75th Precinct. Tracking the signal, it led them to a residential street. When they narrowed the signal down, they located the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The staked the vehicle out, after several hours when no came for it, they took the vehicle into custody.
The Ford was recovered in good condition, with minor ignition damage. Other than the damage noted the vehicle was in good condition. Further investigation revealed that the license plates on the vehicle had been switched to an out of state Plate. This was apparently done to avoid being detected by the License Plate reader that NYPD has on some of its vehicles. The owner was notified and present on the scene and was elated that his vehicle was recovered so quickly with the use of LoJack, with such minor damage. He further stated that he was happy that he purchased LoJack when he bought his vehicle. Stating that it was well worth the money he invested when he bought it.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2012 Ford on March 08, 2013 at Hempstead, Lincoln, Mercury, Ford, in Hempstead NY.