The manager of a used car dealership contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that a 2005 BMW 325i had been stolen by a female suspect that took the vehicle for a test drive and failed to return.
The Phoenix 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.
Twelve minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD and the police helicopter 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 BMW to a neighborhood near 27th Avenue and Claremont Street.
The stolen BMW was located unoccupied in the parking lot of an apartment complex. No suspects were seen near the BMW or in the area. The BMW was recovered and processed for evidence. The suspect has been identified and additional investigation is being conducted. Felony charges are pending. The BMW was recovered in good condition and later returned to the used car dealership.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 325i in June 2005 at BMW of North Scottsdale in Phoenix, Arizona.