US police are searching for 12,000 stolen iPods seized during a daring heist in Los Angeles last week.

With the aid of faked documents a thief was able to leave a Los Angeles International Airport trucking company with a plethora of music players, worth $2.6 million.

Law enforcement does have something to go on -surveillance cameras captured images of the thief according to local LA news source the Daily Breeze.

An LA police detective wryly explained: "There have been a lot of iPod thefts".