On June 23, 2012, the owner of a 2010 BMW 328I contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from a parking garage close to her residence in San Diego. The keys to the BMW had been taken from a friend’s vehicle that had been burglarized. San Diego officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW.
Within an hour, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen BMW on the LoJack 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 neighborhood at the 300 block of 49th St. in San Diego.
The owner was very pleased when San Diego Police contacted her to recover the vehicle which was found abandoned and undamaged. The vehicle was valued at approximately $33,000.00.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW 328I on March 2010 at BMW of San Diego in San Diego.