LoJack Helps Martin County Sheriff’s Office Recover Stolen BMW 750

  • April 1, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Monday morning, January 14, 2013, the owner of a 2013 BMW 750 4-door sedan contacted the Martin County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Martin County, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW 750.

A short while later, a Miami Gardens Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen sedan on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with their backup, located the vehicle abandoned near the intersection of N.W. 159th Street and 37th Avenue. Surveillance on the vehicle was established. After awhile, the surveillance was terminated, the vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems. The vehicle did not sustain any damage during the theft.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW 750 4-door sedan on November 27, 2012 at Braman BMW in West Palm Beach, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.