The Lynnwood, WA resident in this case sold his BMW 328i to another private party, but didn’t discover until the purchaser had left that the money orders used for payment were fraudulent. Thanks to the great work of local law enforcement, assisted by the LoJack® system that was installed when the car was purchased, the car was quickly recovered and two suspects were taken into custody.
When the crime was discovered on May 15th, 2014, the BMW’s owner reported the car stolen to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 328i, which was installed at BMW of Riverside, CA.
A short while later, officers from several agencies received the silent homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. King County Sheriff’s deputies located the BMW on 162nd Avenue NE. There were two occupants in the car with drugs and paraphernalia in plain sight. Both were taken into custody. The 328i was retrieved and soon returned to its grateful owner.
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