LoJack System Helps Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen BMW 530i Taken in Residential Burglary

  • March 30, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2004 BMW 530i contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of their residence in the 3800 block of Wind and Sea.  The owners had left the BMW parked and locked in the driveway while they were away for the evening.  When they returned they found that their residence had been burglarized and that the BMW had been taken as a result. The owners immediately notified 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.

A short while 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 4600 block of Hallandale where they located the BMW parked and unoccupied.  The BMW was recovered by police and towed for safekeeping. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 530i in May 2004 at McKenna BMW, Norwalk, California.