Thieves broke into Portable Add-Ons in the early hours of Monday morning and made off with almost #100,000 of PC cards and memory products.
The theft has prompted Portable Add-Ons to offer a reward to the channel for information regarding the stolen goods. It said the kit will be highly traceable thanks to the use of unique serial numbers.
Steve King, CEO of Datrontech, Portable's parent, said: 'This was a very professional and specialised hit. They knew what they were after.'
Portable MD Nigel Parry took a philosophical view of the crime. 'This hasn't really damaged the business. It will only take a day or two to replace the stock that was taken,' he said.
Parry added that the PCMCIA cards and memory modules all had unique serial numbers which meant they could easily be traced back to the theft.
The company is keen to let the channel know that if anyone is offering cut-price Portable Add-Ons product, there is every chance it is stolen.
The #1,000 reward is being offered to make dealers think twice about getting involved in stolen goods, especially as Portable is confident of a high detection rate.
'Someone will be caught - it's inevitable,' Parry said.
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