owners of a 2008 BMW 535 I contacted the Chicago Police Department to report their
vehicle stolen from the 1200 block of
West 18th street when they left their vehicle running as they picked
up a BBQ order at that location. The theft occurred in Chicago’s Lower West Side
neighborhood. Chicago Police 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 Chicago’s Ogden District picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 2300 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
Chicago Police recovered the undamaged BMW and returned it to a grateful owner. Because of the LoJack installed in the BMW police were able to recover it before it could be stripped, re-tagged, or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 525 I in June 2007 at Valencia BMW Valencia, California.