A physician working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was robbed of his encrypted laptop and cell phone, and forced to give the pass codes and encryption keys.

The robbery, during which the victim was tied to a tree and held at gun- and knife-point by two assailants, was part of a chain of robberies in that area during the same evening in September, the local Fox television affiliate reports. After another robbery, police arrested two persons who also are suspects in the earlier incidents. The devices, however, have not been found.

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