A local dealership manager contacted the Roswell Police Department to report that a 2015 BMW X1 used by the dealership as a loaner vehicle was given out to a customer until his vehicle could be repaired. That person would not return the BMW to the dealerships and would not return phone calls.
The Roswell PD verified the information of the BMW and entered it on the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the vehicle.
Within a short time of the LoJack activation an Alpharetta Police Department officer equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) began to pick up the silent LoJack signal from the BMW with the PTC that were installed in the police cars.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the police officers tracked the BMW to a business park where the officer spotted the car parked with no one inside. After a few minutes the person that had been given the BMW to drive came out of a building and began to drive off.
The officers stopped the BMW in the parking lot and asked the driver to exit the vehicle. After questioning the driver he was released and the BMW was towed to a local towing service for the dealership.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW in February 2015 at BMW of Roswell, Georgia.