LoJack Helps Marin County Deputies Recover Stolen BMW 325, Abandoned and Undamaged

  • January 3, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 17, 2012, the owner of 2003 BMW 325 had his vehicle stolen from the street in downtown Novato, where it was left running and unattended. Novato 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, Marin County Sheriff’s Department deputies picked up the silent LoJack homing signals in the stolen BMW on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in 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 PTC, the deputies tracked the stolen BMW to an unincorporated area of Marin County, where they located the abandoned and undamaged vehicle.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on June 5, 2006 in Mountain View California, at BMW of Mountain View.