12 drones, worth $600,000, stolen in Corona

Nov 19, 2014 9:27 AM

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Riverside County say a dozen camera-equipped drones worth about $600,000 have been stolen from a Corona manufacturer.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the unmanned aerial vehicles were nabbed before dawn Tuesday by burglars who used a rock to smash the glass front door of PMG Multirotors.

Used for films and aerial photography, the devices are worth $50,000 each.

Surveillance video shows two or three burglars using a wheelbarrow to transport the drones, which weigh up to 75 pounds.

Scot Demmer, a partner in the business, says the burglary was the third in the past six months at PMG. Six months ago, burglars smashed side windows, entered and took cameras and computers. Two weeks ago, stereo equipment was stolen from trucks parked on the premises.


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