The owner of a BMW X5 was assaulted and robbed of his automobile. His condition was so serious and because there were no witnesses to the crime it was several days after being taken to the hospital that he was able to describe the carjacking to the police.
The Denver Police Department then entered the vehicle into NCIC as stolen. This action activated the LoJack concealed in the BMW.
The current owner of the BMW is not the original owner of the SUV and was unaware that the vehicle had been previously equipped with LoJack by the first owner.
Later an officer with the Federal Heights Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW X5 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that was installed in his patrol vehicle.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, and in notifying the adjoining jurisdiction of Westminster PD, officers from both jurisdictions located the BMW abandoned in an apartment house parking lot near 82nd Place and Zuni Streets in Westminster.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW X5 in Santa Ana, California, in 2002 by Crevier BMW Motors.