Thieves hit a military contractor in March for the secret Special Operations Command, the elite commandos who help coordinate the war on terror.
The intruders entered through the roof, gaining access to iGov Technologies in Tampa, Fla. For the next nine hours, they loaded up more than 3,000 laptop computers and other equipment into two waiting semitrailer trucks.
Those details came to light only recently, when a Hillsborough County sheriff's detective filed a search warrant in Hillsborough County Circuit Court seeking phone records for one of the suspects. A SOCom spokeswoman said officials are aware of the iGov break-in, but she could not immediately provide a response.
Earlier this year, iGov was awarded a $450-million contract by the Department of Defense to supply mobile technology services linking special operations troops all over the world. The company is headquartered in McLean, Va., with locations in Springfield, Va., and near Tampa.
As a result of the investigation, the FBI and the Miami-Dade Police Department located a warehouse in Miami that was used to store the stolen property, the warrant stated, and about 1,911 items were recovered so far.