NYPD Officers Locate Stolen Toyota Camry in Minutes Using LoJack Recovery System

  • March 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

When the owner of a 2002 Toyota Camry discovered his vehicle stolen from the street near his residence in the 4000 block of Wickham Avenue in the Bronx on the afternoon of February 28, 2012, he immediately notified the NYPD’s 47th Precinct of the theft.

After gathering pertinent information, NYPD officers had the Toyota’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer databases. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network, because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, officers assigned to NYPD’s 47th precinct picked up the silent LoJack signal in their patrol vehicle equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer.  Following the computer’s directional and signal strength cues, the officers tracked and located the stolen Toyota parked on Barnes Avenue and E.234th Street, in the confines of the Bronx’s 47th precinct. The officers set up surveillance on the vehicle for a brief period, but the suspects failed to return for it. The police impounded the Toyota for safekeeping and eventually released it to a very happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed on January 17, 2002, in the Bronx.