The owner of a Chevrolet Astro van contacted the New York Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen while parked on the 700 block of Gun Hill Road in the confines of the Bronx’s 47th precinct.
The NYPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevy.
A short while later, detectives assigned to the Bronx DA’s Auto Squad, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevy with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked and located the unoccupied Chevy parked in a commercial district on White Plains Rd near E.218th Street, in the confines of the Bronx’s 52nd precinct. Surveillance was setup for a short time with negative results. The undamaged Chevy was eventually impounded for safekeeping and returned to a very happy owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Astro van in February 2010 at LaSorsa Buick Pontiac in Bronx, New York.