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Southern California Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $4 Million Worth of Computers

Southern California Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $4 Million Worth of Computers

Lenovo computers worth $4 million were recovered by law enforcement officers in a trailer at a warehouse located in Colton, Calif., on Oct. 30, 2023. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Police Department)

City News Service

City News Service

11/2/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

LOS ANGELES—A 53-year-old man suspected of stealing $4 million worth of Lenovo computers was arrested in Colton, police said Oct. 31.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Division patrol officers received information Oct. 30 regarding the theft of the computers, police said. The victim stated the load of computers were taken via fraudulent means and tracking devices were being used to follow the trailer with the stolen computers to Industry and then Colton, police said.
LAPD Commercial Crimes Division Cargo Theft Unit detectives were notified and began conducting a thorough investigation, police said.
Investigators eventually located Julio Vieyra who arranged for the pickup and transport of the stolen computers to an unintended destination in Colton.
The actual destination for the computers was Findley, Ohio.
“Vieyra was interviewed and admitted to cutting the bolt seal of the trailer to identify its contents,” police said.
The La Puente resident also admitted to ditching a tracking device prior to redirecting the computers to Colton, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the grand theft was urged to call the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division at 213-486-5920.Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. During non business hours or weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247.
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