Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Use LoJack to Quickly Recover Stolen Mini Cooper, Undamaged

  • January 3, 2013
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On December 4, 2012 the owner’s of a 2002 Mini Cooper contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report their car was stolen sometime during the overnight hours while parked near their home in the 6100 block of Arbor Valley, Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the Mini Cooper’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated a hidden LoJack transponder in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s “Enterprise Area Command” picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Mini Cooper on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen Mini Cooper to an apartment complex in the 4300 block of S. Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, where they located the abandoned car.

The 2002 Mini Cooper was located intact over 10 miles away from where it had been taken, 102 minutes after being activated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. Officers recovered the vehicle and later released it back to the owners.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mini Cooper on November 26, 2002 at Crevier BMW of Santa Ana, California.