3 “Friends” Steal BMW 323I During a Party, Miami-Dade Police Recover Abandoned Vehicle

  • August 16, 2012
  • recovery stories

In late June of 2012, the owner of a 2000 BMW 323I sedan met three young women. On July 2, 2012, he contacted the women and invited them over to his home; while they were there, the owner had to leave the women alone for a moment. When he returned to the room, he discovered that his “friends”, his car keys, and his BMW were all missing. He then contacted the Miami Gardens Police Department to report his vehicle stolen. Miami Gardens Police verified the theft and had the BMW’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Later that morning, a Miami Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal emanating from the stolen BMW on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTCs, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle in the 900 block of N.E. 156th Street, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW 323I 4-door sedan on July 12, 2004 by Tropical Financial Credit Union, and has been protecting it ever since.