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Business offers reward after multi-million dollar burglaries

The company is putting up a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The company is putting up a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Rarely do crimes involve the astronomical amount of money that two recent burglaries cost a Tennessee Valley business. And that company's offering a reward that's off the charts as well.

No, we're definitely not talking about your neighborhood electronics store. With robots working alongside humans, this is very high-tech work at Matsu Alabama. They do welding and stamping for Honda, Hyundai and General Motors.

"In our industry, it's quite unusual to have two incidents, especially of this severity," said John Carney of Matsu Alabama.

The two incidents he's referring to are burglaries. The first happened on September 30th of 2012 with $1 million worth of stolen electronics.

Then again on Labor Day weekend of this year, another burglary involving another $1 million in electronics. Virtually the same items in both incidents. They're quite certain the two crimes are connected.

"We had two letters almost identical, the same author. We know from what they took, being identical, they are connected," said Carney.

Carney said letters were left behind at several locations throughout the facility after each crime. And let's face it, not just anybody would know what to do with stolen electronics of this nature.

The crooks would have to have had help in getting into the building and would also have to know what they what they were doing once they got in.

"The electronics that were taken require someone to go into a high-voltage panel and to have knowledge of how to handle that without hurting themselves," said Carney. "The electronics they've taken isn't something you can sell very easily."

With that in mind, and with 300 workers, you'd have to believe somebody has some knowledge of who is doing this. That's why the company is not only actively investigating, but is also putting up a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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