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Break-in at CHA

Break-in at CHA

About $180,000 worth of Toshiba notebooks were stolen from CHA's Melbourne warehouse last week in a well-planned burglary.

Five 430CDT notebooks, seven 740CDTs and 45 Satellite 220CDS notebooks were stolen in the break-in early on Wednesday morning.

The thieves cut holes in the roof of the warehouse directly above the Toshiba notebooks, which were loaded into a Budget rent-a-truck at about 1:30am Wednesday morning.

A security guard for a neighbouring premises alerted CHA's security company when he saw suspicious activity. Shortly afterwards CHA's alarm system was triggered.

Police do not yet have leads as to who might have committed the robbery but have collected fingerprints from the scene of the crime.

Well planned

"The police said it looked very well planned out; it certainly looked like the offenders knew where things were - the holes that were cut in the roof were directly above where we stored our Toshiba notebooks," said James Robbins, national marketing manager for CHA.

"CHA are fully insured for the loss; however, we want to get this information out to both the reseller and end-user channels," Robbins said.

He warns the channel to be wary of any unusually cheap Toshiba notebooks, particularly the Satellite 220s of which a greater number were stolen. A reward has been posted for information regarding the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should contact Peter Ball, managing director of CHA on (03) 9251 3111 or Detective Senior Constable Tim Cron, Victoria Police on (03) 9419 4816.

Stolen product serial numbers:

T430CDT PA1230EAX:

6724701

6724778

4720496

6724776

4720272

T740CDT PA1233EAXCD:

6713061

6713044

6713050

6713069

6712997

6713021

6713016

T220CDS PA1240EAVCD:

67015320

67015284

67015263

67015231

67015233

67015343

67015245

67015252

67015272

67015312

67015214

67015332

67015238

67015264

67015335

67015242

67015334

67015279

67015713

67015288

67015309

67015240

67015333

67015221

67015204

67015190

67015215

67015311

67015285

67015329

67015212

67015342

67015234

67015322

67015316

67015281

67015287

67015216

67015176

67015218

67015330

67015235

67015321

67015230

67015278


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