The owner of a 2008 BMW 6501 contacted the West Orange NJ Police to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The details are as follows.
He parked his vehicle where he normally parks by his house, when he came out for it the next morning he found it missing. He immediately called the Police of the West Orange NJ Police dept. When the Police arrived they took a written report, this information was then entered into the West Orange Police Depts. Computer for stolen vehicles, and it also enters the NCIC computer which is the computer for the U.S. Once this was done the LoJack transponder that is hidden on the vehicle was activated without any special calls or notification from anyone, this was done both seamlessly and silently.
Within a short while the signal was picked up some 30 miles away in Fresh Meadows Queens NY on a LoJack Police Tracking Computer like the Police have in their vehicles. The signal was tracked to a Garden Apartment Complex where there are numerous apartments. There are also over 250 private garages on the grounds. A search of the grounds was conducted, and was narrowed down to a set of garages where the strength was the strongest. As the officers came closer they came upon an open garage, and to their surprise as well as the suspects surprise, there he was in the process of stripping the recently stolen BMW. The suspect was immediately placed under arrest without incident. .
The vehicle was recovered with partial damage, the results of being stripped, the vehicle was reported stolen approximately 6 hours earlier and was still in good condition, even though it was in the process of being stripped.
The LoJack unit was installed at Otto’s BMW of West Chester PA on July 28, 2008.
The value of the vehicle was approximately $9800.00