The owners of a 2019 BMW 740i xDrive contacted the White Plains Police Department, White Plains, NY to report that their vehicle had been stolen after it was determined that the vehicles had been obtained through fraudulent means. The suspect took delivery of the BMW in June 2018. Almost a month later, it was determined that the suspect had obtained the vehicle through identity theft.
The White Plains Police Department 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.
After the vehicle was entered into the National Computer Crime Data Base, Agents from the North Carolina Div. of Motor Vehicles License & Theft Bureau, Fayetteville, NC, 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 Agents tracked the vehicle to the parking lot of a business. The BMW was occupied by two subjects who were taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed credit card skimmers indicating the two suspects are possibly involved in a fraud ring. The two suspects were arrested and charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. This case is pending further investigation into the fraud aspect of the case.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 740i xDrive in June 2018 at Commercial Sales.