At about 4PM on Sunday, two units of the Razer prototype laptops with a 4K display that was showed at CES was stolen from the company’s booth. Both items were prototype models of a laptop called Project Valerie.
“We treat theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously — it is cheating, and cheating doesn’t sit well with us,” Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan wrote in a Facebook post. “Penalties for such crimes are grievous and anyone who would do this clearly isn’t very smart.”
Tan says that Razer is working with law enforcement and CES management to investigate. He’s also asking show attendees to email [email protected] with any info they might have on what happened. A company representative added that a $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction.
The alleged theft occurred “after official show hours,” says Allie Fried, director of global events communications for the Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES. “The security of our exhibitors, attendees and their products and materials are our highest priority,” Fried wrote in an email to The Verge. “We look forward to cooperating with law enforcement and Razer as the incident is investigated.”