The owners of a 2019 BMW 740I, a major rental company, reported to the Port Authority Police, Kennedy Airport, that they rented one of their high end vehicles to a person who presented them with legitimate looking papers. When the vehicle was not returned the rental agency attempted to locate the renter as well as the vehicle but was unable to. After they performed an internal investigation they became aware that the vehicle was apparently rented with fraudulent papers. They immediately contacted the Port Authority Police Kennedy Airport to make a report. When the P.A. Police responded they took a written report and 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.
Within a short while officers from the Nassau County 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 stolen BMW through various sections of Garden City, but apparently the vehicle entered the highway and headed west towards NYC. Within in a short while the signal was picked up by members of the 63 precinct, Flatbush Brooklyn, who tracked the moving vehicle through various streets of Flatbush Brooklyn. Eventually the officers were able to catch up to the vehicle and pull it over. The driver got out of the vehicle and immediately took off on foot with the officers in foot pursuit. The suspect was able to elude them, by running through back yards. Although the suspect was able to elude the police he left his ID in the stolen vehicle. An arrest is imminent. Police investigation continues.
The vehicle was recovered with no damage, the owner was notified, and was elated that his vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage.
The LoJack unit was installed in the BMW 740I at Enterprise 24CL, in Stratford CT on July 2, 2018.
The value of the vehicle was approximately $75,000.00