The owners of a 2008 BMW X3 contacted the Fitchburg Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The Fitchburg 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.
A short while later officers from the Fitchburg PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW using 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 residential address in the city and located the stolen vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW X3 in April 2011 at the Herb Chambers BMW in Sudbury, Massachusetts.