The owner of the Nissan Maxima parked his vehicle on the street while he ran into a store; unfortunately he left the keys in the ignition with the motor running. This was in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, confines of the 68 Precinct. When he came out for it he found it missing, apparently an opportunist jumped into his Nissan and took off with it. He immediately called the 68th precinct to report the theft, when the police arrived they took a written report. This information was then entered by the New York Police Department into the City, State, and Federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen Maxima.
Within a short while police officers from the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent signal on their onboard LoJack Police Tracking computers (PTC) that their vehicle was equipped with. This was in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, confines of the 66 precinct. They tracked the Nissan through various streets of Bensonhurst; eventually they located the vehicle on a residential street. They staked the Nissan out for several hours, however when no one showed up for the vehicle they took it into custody. The Nissan was recovered, minus the keys, with no damage.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that his Nissan was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage. He further stated that he was fortunate when he purchased the Nissan it was equipped with the LoJack® System. Because he knew that if it wasn’t for the LoJack® System his Nissan would not have been recovered so quickly, if it actually was recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in May 2002 at Star Nissan Queens in New York.