The APD Northwest Area Command is a police station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its evidence vault was once sabotaged by Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Mike Ehrmantraut to destroy evidence linking them to Gus' Drug Empire.
Afraid that Gustavo Fring’s laptop, which contained CCTV footage of the men in the superlab, had already been filed in evidence, Mike Ehrmantraut fakes a call to the APD and discovers that the computer has indeed already been seized by police. Refusing to give up hope, Walt argues with Mike about the possibility of retrieving the laptop, until the two are interrupted by Jesse who suggests that they use magnets. Although puzzled by the idea at first, Walt quickly sees potential in the idea and decides to go through with it.
One night, Mike disables the station's CCTV cameras hot-wires the gate to the parking lot; Walt and Jesse drive an old van equipped with large electromagnets beside the building containing the evidence room. The magnet disables the guard’s computer and destroys most of the evidence, violently forcing all metal objects to one side of the room. Walt is determined to ensure that the operation will work, so he cranks up the magnet to its highest voltage, and the truck subsequently tips over. Hearing the noise, the security guards rush to find the evidence room half-destroyed by the magnet. They are surprised to see the metallic evidence stuck in the middle of the wall, and immediately hurry outside to find an abandoned van: Walt and Jesse had ditched the vehicle and escaped in Mike's car. ("")