Recently, an auto dealership in Roswell, GA, discovered that a 2011 BMW 750 had been purchased using fraudulent documents and false identification. This particular dealership installs the LoJack® system on every car they sell as a member of LoJack’s Pre-Install Program, which protects the eventual owner as well as the dealer while the vehicle is on the lot. With LoJack’s help, the BMW was recovered by law enforcement in Tennessee.
On May 19th, 2014, after discovering the deceptive purchase, the dealership contacted the Roswell Police Department to report that the vehicle had been stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the 750.
Later that day, a flight crew from the Tennessee Highway Patrol picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in their helicopter. The copter located the BMW at an apartment complex parking lot in Olive Branch and requested ground assistance. The ground units retrieved the 750 and it was soon returned to the dealership. The investigation is ongoing.
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