Earlier in the day, we told you that Razer was the victim of a theft in which two of its prototypes were stolen from its CES booth. We’ve received new details from Razer about the nature of the theft, with the company confirming what, exactly, was stolen and the reward it’s offering for information on the theft. As it turns out, Razer wasn’t kidding when it said it takes these missing prototypes seriously.
In a statement delivered to SlashGear, Razer confirmed that two of its Project Valerie laptops were stolen during the show. Project Valerie was unquestionably one of the most interesting and popular devices on display at CES, and with three 17.3-inch 4K displays, it isn’t exactly surprising that it would be a target for thieves.
Razer says that the prototypes were stolen from its CES press room around 4 PM on Sunday, January 8. Anyone with original information about the theft is being asked to come forward, and if that information leads to an arrest and conviction of the thief or thieves involved, Razer will pay out a cash reward of up to $25,000. With that amount of money on the line, there are obviously a few stipulations in play, and they’re all laid out in Razer’s full statement below:
This note is to confirm that two Razer Project Valerie laptop prototypes were stolen from the Razer booth at CES. The product was taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. A $25,000 reward is being offered for original information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of a criminal suspect.
Razer, in its sole discretion, will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount. Razer may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. The decision will be based primarily upon law enforcement’s evaluation of the value of the information provided. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Razer. Razer associates are not eligible for the reward. This reward offer is good for one year from the date it is first offered, unless extended by Razer.
Information about the theft can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Razer will not publicly disclose material that it receives or details about respondents, except to those persons with whom Razer is directly working to resolve this matter or as may be required by law.
With so many people at the show, I initially thought that Razer would have a difficult time finding the person who made off with its prototypes. Now that a $25,000 reward has entered a picture, however, I imagine it’s going to be pretty difficult for anyone with information about the theft to keep quiet. We’ll let you know if this leads to Razer being reunited with its Project Valerie prototypes, so stay tuned.