The owner of a 1999 Acura TL contacted the Nassau Police Department 3rd precinct to report that his vehicle was stolen from him at gunpoint. The owner stated the following; he put his Acura for sale on a National Internet site. He eventually got a call of an offer to buy it and they made an agreement to meet at a parking lot in Westbury, Long Island. Two males showed up; one of them got into the car to look it over, he then pulled a gun and demanded the Acura. The other male then jumped into the Acura and they took off with it.
The Nassau PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the stolen Acura.
Eventually, Officers from the Nassau PD 2nd precinct picked up the silent signal from the LoJack® System installed on the stolen Acura 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 Baldwin section of Nassau, confines of the 2nd precinct. There they tracked the Acura which was parked in the parking lot of a hotel. The Acura was occupied by two males, as the officers approached the male in the driver’s seat fled and was able to elude the police. However the male in the passenger seat was taken into custody. He was eventually identified as one of the males that originally responded to the Internet ad. He was quickly charged with the gunpoint robbery, the identity of the 2nd male is known with an arrest being imminent. The Acura was recovered with no damage. The owner was contacted and he was elated that his Acura was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage on it. The owner stated that he was happy that his Acura was equipped with LoJack, when he purchased the vehicle. Further stating that if it wasn’t for LoJack his Acura may not have been recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 1999 Acura in January 1999 by Acura of Boston in Massachusetts.