The owner of a 2004 Honda Accord reported her vehicle stolen. The details are as follows. She parked her car by her house where she usually parks it, when she came out for it found it missing. She immediately called the Police to report that her vehicle stolen. This was in the Country Club section of the Bronx, confines of the 45th precinct. When the Police responded, they prepared a written report verifying the theft. The Police then entered the vehicle information into state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System hidden in the Honda. This was done both seamlessly and automatically without any other notifications.
Shortly after the vehicle was, activated officers from the Bronx D.A.s office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in squad cars and aircraft. This was in the Baychester section of the Bronx. Officers tracked the vehicle to a junk yard. The Detective from the D.A.s office entered and spoke to the owner of the junk yard, who stated the following. A male brought the vehicle to the junk yard and stated that it was his sisters presenting fraudulent papers to show that he was part owner, and he had authority to sell the vehicle. The owner of the junk yard purchased the vehicle, but also took a picture of the seller and also a copy of his driver’s license. He turned all the obtained evidence and the stolen vehicle over to the detective. The suspect is a known repeat offender to the Detective investigating this theft and recovery. Investigation continues.
The owner was notified and was elated that her vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially without any damage. Saying she was lucky that when she bought her vehicle the LoJack unit was previously installed.
The LoJack unit was installed in the Honda Accord in August 2008 at Hillside Honda, Jamaica, New York.
The value of the Honda was approximately $4500.00