US electronics company Razer has offered a $25,000 £20,500 reward after two prototype gaming laptops featuring three built-in displays were stolen at the Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas.
The money will be paid out for "original information" leading to the "identification, arrest and conviction" of a suspect.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, chief executive Min-Liang Tan said the laptops, codenamed "Project Valerie", were taken on Sunday and that the penalty for the crime will be "grievous".
Project Valerie is equipped with three 17.3ins 4K displays featuring g-sync technology from Nvidia, allowing for smoother frame rates in graphically intensive games.
Saying Razer had worked "months on end to conceptualise and develop these units", Tan warned the company "treat s theft/larceny, and if relevant to this case, industrial espionage, very seriously".
He added: "It is cheating, and cheating doesn't sit well with us."