LoJack Helps Alameda County Deputies Recover BMW X5 Stolen in San Leandro

  • January 3, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 17, 2012, the owner of 2005 BMW X5 had his vehicle stolen from his home in San Leandro while it was warming up in his driveway. San Leandro Police verified the crime information and entered the BMW’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department deputies picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen BMW on the Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which enables them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTCs, the deputies tracked the stolen BMW to an unincorporated area of Oakland, where they located the abandoned and undamaged vehicle. They recovered the vehicle, valued at $32,000, and held it for safekeeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on September 19, 2008 in Berkeley, California at Weatherford BMW.