It may have seemed like an organized crime heist from a second-rate TV series, but police Tuesday hunted five very real armed robbers who made off in broad daylight with more than 7,600 laptops worth $4 million.
The five robbers – four of them masked – held a security guard at gunpoint and then zip-tied the guard before driving off in two trucks from a warehouse filled with Dell laptop computers in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles north of San Pedro.
Officer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesman, said the bandits drove two trucks onto the property, hooked up two trailers containing the laptops and drove off.
One of the trailers was found empty Saturday morning in Commerce after the Friday robbery that took place just before noon, according to LAPD Capt Gary Walters. Police did not provide any further details about the robbers, nor did they indicate there was any connection to organized crime.
Anyone with information on the thefts that could help LAPD Commercial Auto Theft detectives was asked to call .
–Staff and wire reports