KRON - SANTA CLARA (KRON) - It is an only in Silicon Valley kind of story, as police say high-tech thieves were caught stealing thousands of dollars worth of GPS tracking devices from a Santa Clara tech company.
"These devices kind of look like cell phone chargers, so they probably thought they had some kind of street value," Roambee Corporation Co-Founder Vidya Subramanian.
Subramanian is talking about the hundred or so GPS tracking devices that were stolen recently from the company's Dela Cruz Avenue labs.
"The moment we realized they had a box of trackers, we went into recovery mode," Subramanian said.
"We notified the police and equipped them to track the devices, and in about 5 or 6 hours, it was done.".
Before making off with about $18,000 worth of the devices, the thieves grabbed a beer out of the fridge and cut themselves in the process, leaving fingerprints and blood evidence.
But it wasn't long before the police were using Roambee's software to locate the devices and the thieves. »