Two units of the most interesting product Razer showed at this year’s CES were stolen from its booth yesterday, the company says. Both items were prototype models of a laptop, called Project Valerie, that has three 4K displays. Razer says the products were taken around 4PM on Sunday.
“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@example.com 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.”
Update January 9th, 4:15PM ET: Razer confirmed that both laptops were prototypes of the Project Valerie laptop.