The owners of a 2001 BMW 325 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex. The owner had agreed to meet a female in the parking lot of the apartment to purchase some merchandise that he found on the internet. When the owner arrived he was robbed at gunpoint by three males who took his wallet and phone as well as his car. The owner then walked to the nearest convenience store where he was able to notify the police.
Las Vegas Metropolitan 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.
10 minutes later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 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 officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood in the 1300 block of Kari Lee Ct. The vehicle was located unoccupied and recovered. It was then processed by police for evidence of the robbery. The BMW was then released back to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 325 in November of 2000 at Shelly BMW, Buena Park, California.