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FL Thieves Steal $10M In Phone Equipment

Associated Press

January 19, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – More than $10 million in phone-related equipment was taken during a heist at an Orlando business.

Police say thieves climbed through the roof of an empty warehouse over the weekend, then broke through walls to enter Quality One Wireless Inc., sometime after it closed for the weekend Friday.

They disabled several security cameras, but were filmed by others. They used the company’s forklifts to load the merchandise onto three stolen trailers on the loading dock.

According to a police report, the thieves were inside the building long enough to have a meal. They also wiped the area clean of fingerprints. An undisclosed amount of cash was also stolen.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    DocThomas

    over 3 years ago

    2122 Comments

    Something stinks on this one! No alarm system or at least not a very good one? They only disabled cameras that were an appearent threat, but left the rest - How did they know which ones were which? They were in the store long enough to steal $10 mil in cell phones without being noticed? Were there no patrol units in the area? Too many questions left unanswered.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This doesn't say much for the patrol checks in the area, they spent a lot of time in the area with no notice. That company needs a better alarm system.

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    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Inside job with out a doubt. Box EVERYONE like on bank robberies.

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    joshua55

    over 3 years ago

    326 Comments

    This sounds odd. You would think a company with 10 million dollars in phone equipment would have an alarm.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Smells!

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    TrafficCop28

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    I believe I heard that an alarm did activate. It's not clear at this time, why officers did not respond.

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Sounds like an inside job..

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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    Uh aren't there any alarms? What the hell good are cameras if nothing is there to alert when something is awry? Just an observation.

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