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Case of stolen laptops reads like Hollywood script




Case of stolen laptops reads like Hollywood script
Case of stolen laptops reads like Hollywood script



http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/case-of-stolen-laptops-reads-like-hollywood-script/1108909http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/case-of-stolen-laptops-reads-like-hollywood-script/1108909 

By Dong-Phuong Nguyen
Times Staff Writer
St. Petersburg Times  
July 15, 2010 

TAMPA -- The ping of a cell phone, the surveillance image of a car near 
an abandoned warehouse, an e-mail address attached to a SunPass 
transponder.

Those technological tools have been used by investigators as they try to 
crack the case of thousands of laptop computers stolen from a contractor 
for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

In a search warrant, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detective 
details recent efforts aimed at nabbing the people responsible for 
breaking into the iGov Technologies office on Palm River Road on March 
6.

Video surveillance caught up to seven masked intruders loading more than 
3,000 Panasonic Toughbook laptops into two waiting semitrailer trucks 
over nine hours.

If the heist sounds like something out of a spy movie, so does the 
response from law enforcement, whose efforts appear to have turned up 
$4.2 million in stolen laptops, along with leads on a guy named 
"Charley."

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