By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 16, 2011 10:00 AM
Detectives identified suspect Rolando Coca from surveillance video taken at businesses the evening the laptops were stolen, like this image from a McDonald’s drive-through.
[Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
TAMPA — They came with rappel lines, a power saw and wire cutters.
Had they only packed a lunch, the thieves who lifted $7.4 million in military laptops from an east Hillsborough warehouse last March might have savored success.
But there sat Rolando Coca, staring into a video camera at a McDonald's drive-thru, midway through the biggest cargo heist in Hillsborough history.
"That's really one of the things that broke the case for us," Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee said Wednesday.