The owner of a 2006 BMW 325i contacted the Grand Prairie Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from his apartment parking lot. The owner left his BMW unattended while it was warming up with the keys it. As he was walking back to his BMW, he observed a woman jumped into it and drive off. The owner did not know the woman.
The Grand Prairie PD 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.
Thirteen minutes later, officers from the Arlington Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that is installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen BMW and observed it traveling northbound on Collins Road. Officers were able to stop the stolen BMW and arrest the woman driver. She admitted to the officers that she stole this vehicle. The BMW was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW in September of 2008 at Luxury Motors in Las Vegas, Nevada.