In this case, a 2013 BMW 640 stolen from a dealer in Georgia is recovered by Chicago, IL police assisted by the LoJack system. On January 21st, 2014, the dealership contacted police in Roswell, GA, to report the vehicle missing from their lot along with its keys. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 640.
A short time later, officers from the Chicago PD 1st District began picking up the homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The officers located the BMW on South Michigan Avenue where it was parked and unoccupied on the eighth floor of a garage in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. The undamaged BMW was retrieved and soon returned to the very thankful dealership.