Fremont High Tech Heist An Inside Job

FREMONT (KCBS) — Later this week, several suspects accused of pulling the largest high-tech heist ever in the Bay Area will be in court in Alameda County.

Fifteen men allegedly stole millions of dollars worth of memory chips.

It was back in February that the headquarters of Unigen Corp. was hit with a brazen takeover armed robbery. The heavily armed masked men tied up employees and stole high value computer components.

Now it appears the heist was an inside job. Two of the suspects, Pierre Ramos, 28, and Leonardo Abriam, 31, were employees of Unigen. They had received jobs at the company just before the robbery.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Fremont police detective Bill Veteran said some high tech companies have beefed up their security following the incident.

“Unfortunately, the high tech thefts and the robberies and stuff have become a way of life in Silicon Valley,” he said.

On Wednesday, several suspects will appear in a Fremont courtroom where they will face various felony counts. Six of the suspects have not yet been arrested. They allegedly stole an estimated $37 million of NAN memory chips.

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