Brooklyn Police Stake Out Stolen Honda CRV — No Suspects Found, but Vehicle Recovered Undamaged

  • May 20, 2012
  • recovery stories

On April 18, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Honda CRV parked and locked his vehicle on the street where he lives in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. When he returned for the vehicle, he found it missing and immediately called the Police of the 61st Precinct, NYPD.

When the Police arrived, they took a written report and had this information entered into the state and federal crime computer databases. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the Honda. Neither the owner nor police had to take any further action to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, the Police of the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the Honda’s silent LoJack signal on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol cars. Following the computer’s directional cues, they tracked the Honda to a residential area of the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, confines of the 63rd Precinct. There, they found the vehicle parked on a residential street. The officers staked out the vehicle for several hours, but when no one returned for it, they took the vehicle into custody. Examination of the Honda revealed that the vehicle had not sustained any damage during the theft; apparently, the Honda was stolen with a key. The owner was notified and was very pleased to learn that his vehicle had been recovered so quickly, and without any damage.