Computer thieves hit Wheeler cache
The Army is offering a $10,000 bounty for help finding the people responsible for the theft of dozens of laptops and other computer equipment from a Wheeler Army Airfield storage facility.
Between Oct. 5 and 26, 79 laptops and four flat-panel computer monitors were stolen from Building 6042 on Higgins Road, a storage facility operated by the 30th Signal Battalion.
A preliminary investigation revealed the equipment was taken on two separate occasions during that time period, according to the Army's Criminal Investigation Command.
All of the computers were brand new and clean of any sensitive information, Army officials said. The total cost of the equipment is about $118,000.
The stolen equipment:
» 45 Dell Latitude D610 laptops
» 27 Dell Latitude D620 laptops
» Seven Dell Latitude D630 laptops
» Three Dell Ultra Sharp 1907FP flat-panel 19-inch monitors
» A Dell Ultra Sharp 1908FP flat panel 19-inch monitor
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hawaii field office of the Army Criminal Investigation Command at 655-0401 or the Schofield military police at 655-7114.
Information can also be e-mailed at email@example.com. Anonymity can be granted. The suspect or suspects are wanted for larceny of U.S. government property.