LoJack Helps Arlington Police Recover BMW Stolen from Grapevine Dealership, Suspect ID’d

  • February 4, 2013
  • recovery stories
A woman went into a car dealership in Grapevine, Texas, to purchase a used car. She decided on a 2006 BMW 325I, made a down payment with a personal check, and drove away in the vehicle. The dealership discovered later that the personal check was fraudulent, and contacted the Grapevine Police Department to report the vehicle stolen.

Grapevine Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 2006 BMW.

A short while later, officers from the Arlington Police Department 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 the vehicle to a house and determine that it was parked inside the garage. Officers made contact with a resident inside the house, gained permission to enter the garage, and found the stolen BMW parked inside.  The resident told officers that the BMW belong to his mother.  When officers attempted to tow this vehicle, the resident attempted to stop them, but was arrested.  His mother is the suspect, who attempted to purchase this BMW with a bad check.  This is an ongoing investigation. 

This stolen BMW was recovered with no damage.  The dealership did not know it was equipped with LoJack.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 BMW 325I in July of 2008 at Classic BMW in Plano, Texas.