LoJack Early Warning System Alerts Owner to Theft of BMW Motorcycle, Recovered Inside Stolen Dodge Van

  • March 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On March 9, 2012, the owner of a 2010 BMW S1000RR received an alert from his motorcycle’s LoJack Early Warning System that his bike was in motion. He immediately contacted the Arlington County Police Department to report the motorcycle stolen.

The responding officer conducted a preliminary investigation, completed a vehicle theft report and had all of the motorcycle’s information entered into the state and federal crime databases. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW.  Neither the owner nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, United States Capitol Police Department officers received the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen BMW on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol units. Following the directional and audible signal from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the motorcycle to the 200 block of 12th Place NE in Washington, DC. There, the officers located a 1999 Dodge Caravan that had been stolen on March 7, 2012 from Fairfax, Virginia. Officers tracked the LoJack signal to this van and upon looking inside the stolen van, found the stolen motorcycle secreted inside.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this motorcycle at the buyer’s request in April 2010.