Video card manufacturer EVGA officially confirmed one of its trucks, which was carrying RTX 30 cards, was recently stolen en route. The truck in question was heading from San Francisco to a southern California distribution center when it was intercepted.
Posting on its forums, EVGA said the heist took place on October 29th. The thieves were successful in stoping the truck and made off with an unspecified amount of GeForce RTX 30-Series cards.
Theses cards have been in high demand for months, and EVGA is obviously aware of this. Each of these cards are valued between $330 and $2000. While it’s unclear how many units were on the truck, it can assumed it was rather large take. Specific details regarding how the heist went down were not given, likely to discourage others from attempting the same robbery.
EVGA reminded everyone that this it is a crime under US federal law to buy or receive stole property, including any of these cards. Because of this, EVGA is asking people to check the serial number of any new EVGA cards they might come into ownership of against EVGA’s My Products page. If the card can be registered, then it wasn’t stolen. Anyone with information on the stolen cards should share it at stopRTX30theft@evga.com.
The ongoing semiconductor shortage has seen massive aftermarket markups on these sought after GPUs, which is unlikely to change anytime soon. A spokesperson for EVGA declined to comment when approached by IGN, due to the active investigation.