The owner of a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle contacted the NYPD’s 71st Precinct Crown, Heights Brooklyn to report that his vehicle was stolen from in front of his house where he had it parked.
NYPD took a written report, and this information was entered into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack tracking device that was hidden on the Bike was automatically activated. This activation causes a silent signal to be sent out.
A short while later police officers from the Queens South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent signal on their onboard tracking computer that their vehicle was equipped with. This was in the Ozone park section of Queens. They tracked the signal to an enclosed garage, which was locked. The officers then went to the door of the house that was attached to the garage. After a conversation with the owner he admitted that he had a motorcycle in his garage, and stated that he does work on bikes. After the police identified the bike, the owner, who did not have a credible answer as to how he came into possession of the bike, was placed under arrest. The bike was recovered with minor damage, ignition damage only.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that his bike was recovered so quickly, especially in such good condition, and with such minor damage. Because he knew if it wasn’t for LoJack his bike may never have been recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Yamaha YZF R6 at King’s Cycle Brooklyn NY.