FREMONT (CBS / BCN) – A group of about 15 armed robbers raided a high-tech company in Fremont, tying up employees and stealing computer components, police said Tuesday.

The suspects took over Unigen Corp., located at 45388 Warm Springs Road, about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Chris Mazzone said.

Armed with rifles and handguns, they tied up the five or six employees who were in the building, Mazzone said.

The suspects, who were all wearing masks and dark clothing, spent about half an hour removing computer components before fleeing in a moving truck, Mazzone said.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

The employees were not injured, and were able to remove the restraints to call police after the intruders fled, Mazzone said.

Unigen makes computer memory modules, flash memory and wireless communication products.

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Comments (11)
  1. tn says:

    Other than the robbers, does anyone know what the computer components are worth? Usually, stories like these include a street value. Also, how did these suspects flee, or more importantly, mount or secure themselves in a moving truck? Who writes these articles? Poor English righting, and bad storee telling…

    1. Bill Carpenter says:

      I always thought you needed a degree to be a journalist, but clearly you don’t. They must pass them out like candy. I could do just as well. Who, what, when, where, how, and why, are the main ingredients for an article.

      1. john smith says:

        The news has obviously been outsourced to CHINA as well. LOL

    2. john smith says:

      I guessing it’s anywhere between $500k and $1.5 million.

  2. Jarnell says:

    Mazzone said , Mazzone said, Mazzone said..

  3. NRA Life Member says:

    Don’t you know sarcasm when you see it?

    Sasha, meet clue.

  4. john smith says:

    This has to be an inside job, someone who knows what is in the place and where it’s kept and how many people are there.

  5. Zack Debarco says:

    Obviously a disgruntled employee who was denied the opportunity to join a union.

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