The owner of a 2001 Nissan Sentra reported to the New York Police Department 107 precinct Queens, NY, that his vehicle was stolen.
The owner parked his Nissan near his house where he normally parks it, when he came out for it the next morning, he found it missing. He immediately called the NYPD of the 107 precinct Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY. The NYPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Nissan.
A short time later the signal was picked up on a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that the police have installed in their vehicles. This silent signal was picked up in the Ozone Park section of Queens, confines of the 102 precinct. The signal was followed by the directional and audible cues from the PTC. This signal led them to a commercial property that was fenced in by a large metal fence; the signal appeared to be coming from behind the fence. Investigation by the Queens South Auto Larceny unit, revealed the property to be metal recycling facility, which was closed at this time. They staked the business out for a short while, when the owner appeared, the investigation revealed that he had purchased the Nissan from a male who had apparently falsified some papers as to the vehicle’s ownership. The owner also supplied the name and identification of this person to the police. The Nissan was taken into police custody, with the investigation continuing and an arrest imminent.
The owner of the Nissan was notified and he stated that he was happy that when he purchased the vehicle it was equipped with the LoJack system, otherwise his vehicle may not have been recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2001 Nissan Sentra in June 2001 at Star Nissan in Bayside Queens, New York.