LoJack Aids NYPD in Recovery of BMW X-5 Stolen with Keys in Ignition — 3 Suspects Arrested

  • December 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On December 10, 2012, the owner of a BMW X-5 contacted the New York Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen when the owner left the vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition to make a quick purchase. NYPD’s 42nd precinct verified the theft and entered the BMW’s information into the state and federal crime computers (NYSPIN/ NCIC), which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers assigned to NYPD’s Bronx Auto Larceny Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen BMW on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the unoccupied vehicle parked on E.163rd Street & Southern Boulevard in the confines of the Bronx’s 41st Precinct. Officers conducted surveillance for a brief time when three men were observed entering the stolen BMW. The officers surrounded the vehicle and immediately placed all three suspects under arrest. The undamaged BMW, with its keys, was impounded as arrest evidence and was later released to an ecstatic owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW X-5 on December 27, 2006 at 6 Star Auto Sales Inc. (DEX), in Richmond, New York.