Computer components to the value of $700,000 were stolen from Edge Technology in a break-in at its Alexandra warehouse on New Years Eve.
Edge's vice-president Peter Lai said thieves removed part of the ceiling to gain entry, and disabled a number of motion sensors to carry out the raid. Police were initially baffled as to how the raid was carried out, before discovering coils of rope on the warehouse roof. Lai said Edge had installed a security cage and put extra sensors in place following its last raid, but these were pointed to the doors and walls - not the ceiling. A 24-hour guard is now in place.
For Edge, this is the third major burglary at its Sydney location in the last year. In one break-in in October, thieves punched a hole through a solid wall and stole $300,000 of hard drives and notebooks. As with previous raids, thieves were primarily interested in hard disk drives and notebook computers.
Although none of the stolen equipment has yet been recovered, Lai said he is aware of a number of cheap sales in the industry.