razer-project-valerie_005As some of you guys might have heard, Razer had two of their prototypes stolen from their CES booth. In a statement issued to Polygon, it seems that in an effort to try and recover the stolen prototypes, the company has announced that they will be giving $25,000 in reward money for information that would lead to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect(s).

The statement in part reads (full statement below), “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.”

Razer also notes that if there are multiple claimants that the reward will then be split up in a percentage as determined by the company. It is unclear who took the prototypes, but in a statement by Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan, he did not rule out industrial espionage as one of the possible motivations. The company also did not specify which prototypes were taken, but given that the company unveiled a couple: Project Ariana and Project Valerie, it’s not really that hard to guess.

“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 legal@razerzone.com. 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.”

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