BMW Stolen in Armed Car Jacking in Brooklyn, NYPD Quickly Recover Vehicle Using LoJack

  • September 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 7, 2012, the owner of a2006 BMW 530I contacted the New York Police Department’s 75th Precinct to report that his vehicle was carjacked at gunpoint in East New York, Brooklyn. The owner stated that as he was driving down the street, his vehicle was bumped by a vehicle behind him. When he pulled over to assess the damage, the suspects in the other vehicle pulled a gun on him. The suspects told him to drop his keys on the ground; when he did so, they scooped them up and drove off with his vehicle.

NYPD officers 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.

A short while later, officers with the NYPD’s 81st Precinct, Ocean Hill, picked up the BMW’s silent LoJack homing signal 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 Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn, confines of the 81st Precinct. There, they found the BMW, parked on the street. They staked out the vehicle for a short while; however, when no one returned for it, they took the vehicle into custody.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, aside from minor scratches on its bumper. The owner was notified, and was elated to learn that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with such minor damage. He was particularly glad that he had LoJack installed on his vehicle when he purchased it, stating that it was well worth the money spent.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 BMW 530I on May 6, 2008 at the Life Quality BMW dealership in Brooklyn, New York.