BMW 330 Convertible Stolen from Dealership in Tennessee, Recovered in Less than One Hour

  • January 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On January 9 2012, a local dealership in Bartlett, Tennessee reported the theft of a 2004 BMW 330 Convertible to the Bartlett Police Department. Bartlett Police responded to the scene, prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the stolen BMW’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW and initiated the tracking of the vehicle.

Only minutes later, a patrol unit from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department began receiving the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their vehicle. Following the computer cues, the officers tracked and quickly located the unoccupied vehicle. The undamaged BMW was returned to the dealership, less than an hour after the theft was reported. The Bartlett Police Department is conducting a follow-up investigation. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW on February 13, 2008 at the owner’s request.