LoJack System Helps New York Police Department Recover a 2004 Land Rover Discovery

  • November 26, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2004 Land Rover Discovery parked his vehicle where he normally parks by his house. When he came out the next day he found it missing; this was in the Rosedale section of the Bronx confines of the 43 precinct. He immediately called the Police of the 43 precinct. Police arrived on scene verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Land Rover Discovery.  This was done both seamlessly and silently without any other message.

Within a short while officers of the Bronx Auto Larceny unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Land Rover with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC they tracked the stolen Land Rover through various sections of the Bronx eventually locating the vehicle parked on a residential street. They staked the vehicle out for a short while, however when no one came for it they recovered the stolen Land Rover.

The vehicle was recovered with minor entry damage, the owner was notified, and he was elated that his vehicle was found so quickly, especially with minor damage.

The LoJack unit was installed at Manhattan Ford/Lincoln in February of 2005.

The value of the vehicle was approximately $38,000.00