MercuryNews reports that the device, along with electronics, prescription drugs, and cash valued at $7,500, were taken from the Cupertino home.
The incident began when a man in his 20s answered a woman's online advertisement. He met the woman and a male associate two blocks away from his home. They drove to the house and once inside, the male threatened him with a knife which the woman pepper-sprayed him in the face. The couple took his belongings and forced him into their car. After driving the victim three-quarters of a mile from the home, they released him. The victim didn't contact the police until five days later.
The sheriff's office would not disclose any further details about the stolen device, but they did say it had not been recovered. "We are still investigating everything about this case," spokesman Sgt. James Jensen said.
Katherine Stump, 20, from Danville, and Alexander Nejat, 25, from Dublin have been arrested on suspicion of four felonies, including kidnapping, first-degree robbery and making criminal threats. One of them apparently has a prior conviction for felony assault.
When the pair was arrested they had several phones and computers on them which investigators believe may belong to other victims reluctant to come forward.
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