Police searched Tuesday for five men suspected of stealing thousands of Dell laptop computers worth as much as $4 million in an armed robbery at a warehouse in the Harbor Gateway area.
The thefts at a warehouse in the 19200 block of South Western Avenue occurred about 11:30 a.m. Friday, said Officer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles Police spokesman. Five male suspects, four of whom were masked, were involved in the heist, during which a security guard was held at gunpoint, he said.
The guard at the warehouse was zip-tied and the bandits drove two trucks onto the property, hooked up two trailers containing a more than 7,600 laptops and drove off, police said.
One of the trailers was found empty Saturday morning in Commerce, LAPD Capt Gary Walters told ABC7.
Anyone with information on the thefts that could help LAPD Commercial Auto Theft detectives was asked to call (818) 832-7500.
–City News Service
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