LoJack® System Helps New York Police Department Recover a Stolen Ford E 150

  • May 28, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner of the Ford van parked her work vehicle on the street where her business is located at. When she came back to work the next day she found it missing. This was in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, confines of the 61 precinct. She immediately called the precinct and notified them of 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 Altima.

Within a short while police officers from the Auto Crime Division NYPD picked up the silent signal on their onboard LoJack tracking computers (PTC) that their vehicle was equipped with. This was in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, confines of the 61 precinct. They tracked the Ford through various streets of Gravesend; eventually they located the vehicle on a residential street. They staked the Ford out for several hours, however when no one showed up for the vehicle they took it into custody. The Ford was recovered, with minor damage, broken window.

The owner was contacted and she was elated that her Ford was recovered so quickly, especially with such minor damage. She further stated that she was fortunate when she purchased the vehicle she had it equipped with the LoJack® System. Because she knew that if it wasn’t for the LoJack® System her vehicle would not have been recovered so quickly, if it actually was recovered at all.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford E150 on December 2011 at Bay Ridge Ford in Brooklyn, New York.