San Diego RCFL Aids Investigation Involving Largest Cache of Homemade Explosives in U.S. History

The arrest of an unemployed software engineer whose home contained firearms, homemade explosives, and bomb making materials launched an intense investigation of the owner, George Jakubec. The San Diego RCFL is providing digital forensics expertise to investigators.

12/8/10: San Diego RCFL Aids Investigation Involving Largest Cache of Homemade Explosives in U.S. History

The arrest of George Jakubec, 54, an unemployed software engineer whose home was filled with homemade explosives, chemicals, bomb making materials and firearms launched an intense investigation, which is currently on going. A combined Bomb Squad consisting of personnel from the San Diego Sheriff's Department, a participating agency in the San Diego RCFL (SDRCFL), the FBI, and the San Diego Fire Department, along with representatives from County HazMat seized the contents from the home. Authorities also seized three computers—the SDRCFL is currently examining their contents, which according to press reports, may yield valuable clues for investigators.

Jakubec, 54, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Serbia was arrested after a gardener at his home stepped on an explosive device and sustained injuries to his eye, arm and torso. He plead not guilty to eight federal charges related to making destructive devices and for robbing three banks in San Diego. If convicted he faces 32 to 132 years in prison. Jakubec remains in custody on $5 million bail. Authorities are planning to burn his home because the contents are so dangerous and volatile, and believe this is the safest way to contain the bomb making materials.

The investigation is ongoing – click here to watch a news video about Jakubec's arrest.

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