The owner of the Honda Civic parked his vehicle on the street where he usually parks when he commutes to work by train. When he came back he found the Honda missing; this was in Astoria section of Queens confines of the 114 precinct. He immediately called the New York Police Department of the 114 precinct.
When the NYPD officers arrived, they took a written report for the stolen Honda. This information was then entered by the NYPD in the city, state and federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen Honda.
A short while later the silent LoJack signal was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) by members of the 114 precinct. This was in the Astoria section of Queens, confines of the 114 precinct. They tracked the signal to the shopping area of Astoria. There they located the Honda parked on the street and unoccupied; they decided to stake the vehicle out. After a short while when no one came for the Honda, they took it into custody. The Honda was recovered in good condition with no damage.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that his Honda was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage. He further stated that he was happy that when he bought the Honda it was equipped with the LoJack® System, otherwise it may not have been recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Honda Civic in March 2002 at Open Road Honda in Edison, New Jersey.