SFPD Recovers Suzuki Motorcycle TWICE in 5 Days, Found in Nearby Alley Both Times

  • May 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the morning of April 19, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Suzuki GSX R-600 awoke to discover that his motorcycle had been stolen from the front of his apartment building, in the Marina District of San Francisco. The owner called the San Francisco Police Department to file a vehicle theft report. The police had the Suzuki’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer databases – a routine police action that automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the motorcycle.

Later that day, SFPD officers received the silent LoJack tracking signal from the stolen Suzuki with their onboard LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs). Following the directional cues on the tracking computers, the officers located the bike four blocks from where it was stolen, in an alley and covered with a tarp.  The motorcycle was not damaged in any way and it appeared that suspects had just pushed it into the alley.

Five days later, on April 24, 2012, thieves once again stole the motorcycle in much the same way as the previous theft. As with the last theft, a police report was filed, and the LoJack hidden transponder activated.  This time, SFPD officers, using their onboard LoJack PTCs, located the motorcycle near Union Street, where it was again parked in an alley.  The only damage to the bike was a broken ignition switch. 

The owner of the Suzuki is pleased with the two successful LoJack recoveries of his bike and is trying to find a garage in his area to store his bike.