Lojack® System Helps New York Police Department Recover a Stolen Maserati GHIBLI

  • September 10, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner’s daughter reported to the New York Police Department that her father’s Maserati was stolen.  The owner of the Maserati went out of town to take his son to college out of state. He parked his Maserati in a private parking lot in New York City. Apparently while the attendant was moving cars around, someone acquired the keys to the Maserati and took off with it. The attendant observed this and took off in pursuit of the Maserati with another customer’s vehicle. He pursued the Maserati through Manhattan and eventually through the Tunnel into New Jersey. Eventually entering the New Jersey Turnpike, once on the Turnpike the NJ State Police continued the pursuit. The Maserati exited the Turnpike at the Newark exit. At this point the Maserati was temporarily lost.

Back in New York the owner’s daughter contacted the NYPD of the 13 precinct, Manhattan. When the Police arrived they took a written report for her vehicle, this information was then brought to the Station House.  The 13 precinct verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and Federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed on the vehicle.

A short while later members of the Essex County Task Force picked up the silent signal outside of Newark from the LoJack® System installed in the Maserati on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. They followed the directional and audible cues from the PTC.  It led them to the town of Belleville, New Jersey, where they found the Maserati parked on the side of the highway.

The Maserati was recovered with minor damage as a result of the accident. Other than that it was in good condition. The owner was notified of the recovery and the accident but she was still grateful for the car being recovered. She stated that she was happy that her father had the LoJack device installed on the Maserati when they bought the vehicle, saying it was well worth the investment.  Because if it wasn’t for LoJack, the Maserati may never had been recovered at all.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Maserati in January 2015 by Maserati Ferrari in Edison New Jersey.