LoJack Helps San Diego Police Recovery BMW Stolen During Residential Burglary

  • October 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 29, 2012, the owner of a 2011 BMW 328I contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from her residence in La Jolla, in the city of San Diego. Apparently, the vehicle had been stolen from the garage during a residential burglary. San Diego Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW.

Within a few minutes, officers from San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen BMW 328I 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 neighborhood at the 4900 block of Ruffner Street in San Diego.

The BMW, valued at $26,000, was recovered abandoned and undamaged, and later returned to the very grateful owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW 328I on August 7, 2011 at BMW of San Diego in San Diego, California.