The robbery occurred in February. Armed bandits raided the Unigen complex in Fremont and made off with $37 million in high-powered NAND computer chips. The robbery took less than half an hour, but it is being called the largest high-tech heist in the history of the Bay Area and one of the largest heists of all time, anywhere in the world.
A task force headed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office later determined that the robbery was an inside job and that the suspects not only worked at Unigen. They also lived here in San Jose, except for one, who lives in Union City. Nine of the thieves have been captured, while six are still at large.
The nine will be appearing in court on Wednesday and could face life in prison for the crime for multiple felonies.