UNION CITY -- Police are investigating a burglary of mobile power charging devices that workers at a Union City company discovered Tuesday morning.

Employees at UNU Electronics Inc. arrived to work Tuesday to find a hole cut in the door of the warehouse at the business on Union City Boulevard, police said. Company officials said the break-in occurred between 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Missing were three wooden pallets containing thousands of devices used to charge smartphone batteries, with a retail value of between $500,000 to $1 million, company spokesman Jason Guo said.

"This is a very serious problem," Guo said. "That is something we cannot tolerate."

Detectives plan to search the area for surveillance cameras, hoping to capture images of the thieves.

Meanwhile, the company warned the public about the theft and the possibility that stolen goods could be for sale in the area or online.

UNU is a high-tech startup that manufactures mobile power charging accessories, such as battery cases and portable batteries.

The company is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator or perpetrators. Anyone with information should call Union City police at 510-471-1365.

Staff writer Kristin J. Bender contributed to this report. Follow David DeBolt at Twitter.com/daviddebolt. Follow Kristin J. Bender at Twitter.com/kjbender.



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