In a Flash: Rash of Memory Chip Thefts Hit Valley Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 11:44
FREMONT, CA -- Three men robbed about $200,000 worth of flash memory cards from a local software company last Friday, police said yesterday.

The crime echoes an incident that took place recently in nearby Milpitas.

In the Friday incident, an Ampro Systems employee was in the company parking lot with nine boxes of computer memory cards he was about to unload. Two men accosted him, and stashed the boxes in a getaway car driven by a third man.

The car was identified as a light-blue or gray Chrysler Town and Country minivan with no license plates.

Two days earlier, at an unidentified high-tech business in Milpitas, two men were seen near the freight dock of the company. The men were apparently scared off by employees, police said. That indicident took place about 2:35 p.m. The car was described as a light-blue or gray van, which had the skull and crossbones on the back license plate area.

"They're possibly targeting this county and other counties,'' a police spokesman said.


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