The owners of a 2015 BMW 650i contacted the Scottsdale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by fraudulent means by an ex-boyfriend. The suspect has since changed phone numbers and the owner had lost all contact with the suspect.
The Scottsdale 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.
Later, officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department 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 vehicle to an area on the Las Vegas Strip.
The stolen BMW was found occupied and stopped by marked Las Vegas Metro PD officers. Two suspects were detained without incident. Auto theft detectives responded to the scene and conducted interviews. Both suspects were released with charges pending in Arizona. Further investigation is being conducted by the Scottsdale PD auto theft detectives. The 2015 BMW was recovered in good condition and was impounded for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 650i in May 2015 by Chapman BMW in Phoenix, Arizona.