The owner of a 2009 Honda Civic contacted the 45pct, New York Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the City Island section of the Bronx, New York, from in front of a store where he was shopping.
When officers from the 45pct responded they took a written report, the information was verified and the theft was entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda Civic. Investigation revealed that the owner stopped in a store to buy something and made the mistake of leaving the keys in the ignition and the motor running. Apparently an opportunist jumped in the Honda and drove off with it.
A short while later, Police Officers from the 45 precinct Bronx picked up the silent LoJack signal from the LoJack® System installed on the stolen Honda Civic on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC they tracked the signal into the residential section of the Bronx. They tracked the Honda to a residential street; there they found the vehicle parked alongside a cemetery. They decided to stake the Honda out. After a short while when no one showed up they took the Honda into custody. The Honda was recovered with no damage however the keys were missing. The owner was contacted and was present on the scene. He was elated that his Honda was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage on it. The owner stated that he was real happy that he had his Honda equipped with LoJack when he purchased it because he knew it may not have been recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Honda Civic in July 2009 by Hillside Honda in Jamaica, New York.