The owners of a 2007 BMW 650 contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen from the driveway of their residence in Orlando, FL.
The Orange County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the BMW.
A short while later Officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the BMW to the parking lot of an apartment complex near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The BMW was unattended and unmarked units were called to the location to setup surveillance on the BMW. After three hours and no one approaching the BMW it was recovered, processed for evidence and the owner was notified of the location the BMW was stored for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 650 in July 2007.