The owner of a 2017 Jeep Cherokee reported her vehicle stolen from in front of her residence. She checked further and saw that one of her keys to the vehicle were missing. Questioning relatives she narrowed down the person who took her key to her granddaughter. This was in the Howard Beach section of Queens, confines of the 106th precinct. She immediately called the Police of the 106th precinct. When the Police responded they took a written report, this info was then entered into state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep Cherokee. This was done both seamlessly and automatically without any other notifications.
Several hours later the members of the Queens South Auto Larceny unit in the Richmond Hill section of Queens in the confines of the 102 precinct picked up the silent LoJack sigmal from the stolen Jeep Cherokee with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computer(s) which are installed in police vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues issuing from the stolen Jeep officers tracked it to the commercial area of Richmond Hill, and then to a residential area. Officers located the moving vehicle and followed it until it was safe to pull over. The vehicle was occupied by three females. The driver was able to escape on foot, however the other two were apprehended without incident. Investigation revealed that the victim’s Granddaughter had indeed stolen the key to her vehicle. The granddaughter gave a full written statement to this, and also who the driver of the vehicle was who escaped on foot. Armed with this information an arrest is imminent of the driver.
The vehicle was recovered with no damage, the owner was notified of the recovery, and was elated that her vehicle was recovered so quickly.
LoJack unit was installed in August, 2017 at Route 18 Chrysler –Dodge-Jeep-Ram in East Brunswick, NJ.
The value of the vehicle was approximately $18,000.00.