A man identified as Julio Vieyra, 53, from La Puente, was arrested in San Bernardino County on Monday for allegedly stealing $4 million worth of computers. The arrest was made by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after receiving information about the theft of Lenovo computers in the Los Angeles area.
The victim reported that the computers were taken through fraudulent means and were equipped with tracking devices. The devices led the police to a driver with a tractor/trailer containing the stolen computers. The driver was intercepted in Colton, where the stolen computers were recovered.
During the arrest, investigators discovered that Julio Vieyra was responsible for arranging the pickup and transport of the stolen computers. The final destination for the stolen items was Findley, Ohio, according to the LAPD.
Julio Vieyra admitted to cutting the bolt seal of the trailer to identify its contents and ditching a tracking device before redirecting the computers to Colton. He has been arrested on charges of grand theft of cargo.
The estimated retail value of the stolen computers is approximately $4 million. The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division or provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers.