BMW X3 Stolen in NC, Recovered in TN by Officers Using LoJack — Wanted Felon Arrested

  • October 24, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 29, 2012, the owner of a 2004 BMW X3 discovered her vehicle missing from the parking lot of the apartment complex where she resides in New Hanover County, North Carolina. She immediately contacted the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department to report the crime. After verifying the theft, New Hanover deputies entered the BMW’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Several days later, on October 4, 2012 a patrol officer with the Sumner County (TN) Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen BMW on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car. He immediately initiated tracking procedures. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computer, the officer quickly located the moving vehicle. With the assistance of other patrol units, the officer conducted a felony stop on the BMW and took one suspect into custody. They determined that this suspect was also wanted in Metro Nashville, TN on Aggravated Robbery charges. The vehicle, which had sustained no damage during the theft, was impounded for further investigation. This investigation is being conducted by the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW on August 9, 2004 at Lauderdale BMW of Pembroke Pines, Florida, at the owner’s request.