Suspects Accused of Stealing Valuable Office Equipment from Three Businesses
It doesn't matter if you own or operate a retail business; regular office buildings and suites are also prime targets for thieves. According to a recent news report by ABC7news.com, three businesses in Fremont, California (Black Magic Design, Mac House Productions, and Core Microsystems) had hundreds of thousands of dollars of office equipment stolen by a group of suspects. Law enforcement claims that these were savvy thieves with experience in this type of theft by acting fast and knowledgeable in what they were doing. The good news is that Mac Productions' video surveillance cameras successfully recorded the entire incident, with a $10,000 reward offered to anyone who can identify and turn the suspects in to police.
"Lots of cameras and all our lenses are pretty much gone. They [thieves] cleaned out the entire gear room. My mics, like little things that add up. They're little things, but thousands of dollars for each little item," said the owner of Mac House Productions. What has presumably happened to all the stolen items? Police suspect that the equipment will be headed to China, and that the suspects were well-versed in the value of the gear they stole.
At Core Microsystems, the thieves sawed through drywall to get inside. While they worked on gaining access to the office, they also cut the wires of the network servers and phone lines. In this case, the thieves stole $200,000 of items from the business.
Law enforcement officials believe that the surveillance recording of the suspects will garner new information from viewers, and hopefully lead to an arrest. The video of the suspects can be seen on the ABC7 News site.