The owner of the Honda CRV parked his vehicle by his friend’s house, which he was visiting. When he came out for the Honda the next morning he found it missing. This was in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, confines of the 32 precinct. He immediately called the New York Police Department of the 32 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 signal was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) by members of the Bronx Auto Larceny Unit. This was in the South Bronx section of the Bronx, confines of the 41 precinct. The Honda, which was moving, was tracked to a residential section of the South Bronx. The officers tracked the signal until they were close enough to move in. With the help of other units, they were able to bring the Honda to a stop thereby avoiding a dangerous pursuit. The NYPD took the operator into custody. The Honda was recovered in good condition with no damage, other than a broken window. Investigation disclosed that the miscreant gained entry to the Honda by breaking the window. He then searched the Honda and found the extra key in the glove box.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that the Honda was recovered so quickly, especially with such minor 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 1998 Honda Accord in November 1998 at Paramus Honda in New Jersey.