Lojack® System Helps New York Police Department Recover a Stolen Subaru Legacy

  • October 20, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2001 Subaru Legacy called the New York Police Department 84 precinct, Brooklyn, NY, to report that his vehicle had been stolen from him.

He had his Subaru parked where he normally parks near his home, when he came out for it he found it missing. He immediately called the police of the 84 precinct.  The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Subaru.

A short while later, detectives from the Auto Crime Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the Subaru on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. They followed the directional and audible cues from the PTC. This was in the confines of the 106 precinct Ozone park Queens.  When they narrowed the signal down, they located the Subaru parked and unoccupied. They staked the Subaru out for a short while, their patience paid off, two males entered the vehicle.  They immediately converged on the Subaru before it had a chance to move, placing the occupants under arrest.

The Subaru was recovered with no damage, the owner was notified and he was elated that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage. Saying that he was lucky that his Subaru was equipped with the LoJack® System when he bought it.

The LoJack® System was installed on the 2001 Subaru Legacy in January 2005 by Bill Kolb Jr Subaru in Orangeburg, New York.