The owner of a 2004 BMW M3 2door Coupe contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by their grandson. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
A short while later a Pembroke Pines Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW M3 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen BMW by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the BMW parked in the parking lot of a regional mall, just west of Hiatus Road and N.W. 4th Street, Pembroke Pines. The BMW was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 BMW M3 in November 2003 by South Bay BMW in Hermosa Beach, California.