The owner of a 2004 BMW 545 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a casino in the 4900 block of Rancho. The owner got into an argument with her estranged boyfriend who wanted the use of her BMW, she refused so he beat her unconscious and took her keys from her then left in the BMW.
A police officer 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 545.
A short while later officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the BMW to the 1700 block of Cordoba where they found the BMW unoccupied. The BMW was then towed for safekeeping. The boyfriend was located later that day and arrested.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 545 in August 2004 at South Bay BMW in Torrance, California.