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[ISN] Hillsborough sheriff: McDonald's run tripped up military laptop thieves

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Date: Thu Feb 17 2011 - 07:39:57 GMT

By Jessica Vander Velde
Times Staff Writer
February 17, 2011

TAMPA -- They came with rappel lines, a power saw and wire cutters.

Had they packed food, the thieves who lifted $7.4 million in military
laptops from an east Hills­borough warehouse in March might have savored

But there sat Rolando Coca, staring into a videocamera at a McDonald's
drive-through, midway through the biggest cargo heist in Hillsborough

"That's really one of the things that broke the case for us,"
Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee said Wednesday.

For nearly a year, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office kept quiet
about its investigation into the intriguing theft at iGov Technologies,
which contracts with the Special Operations Command. When news
accidentally leaked out through a search warrant filed in July, military
officials assured the public that the laptops contained no sensitive


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