LoJack® System Helps NYPD Recover a Stolen 2009 Caterpillar Backhoe

  • December 4, 2014
  • recovery stories

The manager of a construction company went his job site and found that a Caterpillar Back Hoe was missing from the site. This was in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, within the 63rd Precinct. He immediately contacted the New York Police Department.

When the NYPD officers arrived, they took a written report of the stolen backhoe, and the vehicle information was entered by NYPD in the city, state, and federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen backhoe.

A short while later, police officers from the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent signal on their onboard tracking computer that their vehicle was equipped with. This was in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, within the 61st Precinct. They tracked the signal to a residential street where they found the machine unoccupied.  The officers then decided to stake the machine out. After a short while when no one showed up for the backhoe, they took it into custody. The vehicle was recovered in good condition.

The owner was contacted and was present on the scene; he was elated that his machine was recovered so quickly, especially in good condition, and with no damage. He further stated that he was happy that when he purchased the vehicle, he also purchased the LoJack system, saying it was well worth the money he spent for it.

Approximate value of vehicle: $52,000 .00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Caterpillar on, April 8, 2010 at cap Equipment Co. Maspeth   NY.