NYPD Officers Using LoJack Quickly Recover Stolen BMW in Brooklyn, Undamaged

  • July 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 14 2012, the owner of a 2001 BMW 325i contacted the New York Police Department’s 61st Precinct to report that his vehicle had been stolen from in front of his house in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. NYPD officers verified the theft and had the BMW’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activate d the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Brooklyn South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen BMW on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential street in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, confines of the 63rd Precinct. There, they found the vehicle parked on the street. They staked out  the vehicle for a short while, however when no one returned for it, they took it into custody.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified, and he was elated that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2001 BMW 325I on December 6, 2000 at the Life Quality BMW dealership in Brooklyn, New York.