This BMW M3 was stolen sometime during the afternoon hours from the 4900 block of Auburn Way South in Auburn. The suspect was known by the owner but did not have permission to take the BMW. When the theft was discovered it was reported to the Auburn Police Department who verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the BMW.
Less than two hours later, a Kent Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC (Police Tracking Computer) installed in his patrol car, he located the BMW in the 2800 block of South 258th street. The BMW was abandoned and undamaged. The BMW was impounded by a tow company at the request of the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in this BMW M3 in February 2010 at New Century BMW in Torrance, California.