How To Steal Computer Parts In Less Than 8 Minutes!

Petty thieves steal laptops, tablets and smartphones all the time, but have you seen thieves steal computer parts in less than 8 minutes? Watch how they removed an entire PC chassis and then steal its parts, without anyone catching them in the act! All in less than 8 minutes!

How To Steal Computer Parts In Less Than 8 Minutes!

 

How To Steal Computer Parts In Less Than 8 Minutes!

On 13 April 2018, two guys walked into the Orange Internet Cafe in Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur. In less than 8 minutes, they removed an entire PC chassis, stripped it of its parts and walked out the main door.

7:42 AM

  • Thief A identifies two empty rows of computers, and starts by unpacking a large plastic bag.
  • Thief B takes up station next to Thief A, blocking view of his actions from anyone passing by.

7:43 AM

  • While Thief B pretends to play a game, Thief A unplugs the computer chassis.
  • After removing the computer chassis, Thief A proceeds to stuff it into his large plastic bag.
  • Thief B leaves, presumably to scout ahead and make sure the toilet at the back was clear.

7:44 AM

  • Thief A lugs the computer chassis in the plastic bag, while keeping an eye out for people.

We later found out that he lugged the computer chassis to the toilet, where both of them stripped the chassis of its parts.

7:49 AM

  • Thief A and Thief B left the computer chassis in the toilet and begins leaving the Internet cafe

7:50 AM

  • They are both seen leaving the Orange Internet Cafe, passing the counter staff who was totally unaware of what just happened.

As you can see, it took them less than 8 minutes to completely remove a computer chassis to the toilet, strip it of its parts and leave by the front door.

We were not privy to what was stolen, but we can see that Thief A did not bring a bag, and Thief B only brought a small sling bag. Most likely, they removed the graphics card, memory modules, hard disk drive or SSD, and possibly its CPU and cooler.

The Orange Internet Cafe has offered RM 500 / ~US$ 128 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of these thieves.

 

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