San Francisco Police on Wednesday were asking for the public's help after cracking a crime ring believed to be responsible for hundreds of electronics thefts in recent months.
Police are hoping the public can assist in getting all those stolen items back to their rightful owners.
San Francisco police late Wednesday afternoon showed KTVU a small portion of the 900 electronic gadgets investigators confiscated after busting a car theft and fencing ring.
Police said the cache of devices was valued at about $500,000, including more than 75 laptops, 100 cellphones, iPads and watches. The items were discovered after two search warrants were executed in San Francisco following a lead investigators got from a Fisherman's Wharf car burglary last month.
"Be careful what you leave in plain view of your vehicle," said San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. "Obviously there is a secondary market for electronic devices, or they wouldn't be taken in the numbers that they have been."
Investigators have arrested two 24 year-old brothers -- Victor and Henry Gamboa -- and 23-year-old Ana Bustillos. They're facing charges of receiving stolen property along with some drug and weapons charges.
Police worked through the night to individually tag and photograph the stolen goods. And now, they want victims to go online to take a look at those items.
Victims can check to see if their stolen property is part of the cache by checking this San Francisco Police Department web page that links to photos of the stolen items and instructions on how to file a claim to have the item or items returned.
Police have identified and photographed almost all of the recovered items but some items such as SD memory cards are still being processed.
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