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  • Greenwich Apple Store Robbed and Ransacked



    Greenwich, Connecticut is the site of the latest Apple Store robbery. Tuesday's ransacking of the prominent outlet made national headlines given the magnitude of the robbery. Five burglars in all managed to secure what's estimated to be "tens of thousands of dollars" worth of Apple products. surveillance footage reveals how the individuals penetrated the store's glass doors and made a quick snatch of accessible items before speeding off in a waiting car.

    According to Fox news, a strikingly similar burglary took place on December 6th at an Apple store in Woodcliff, N.J. Breaking through the obvious and very vulnerable glass facade, the burglars in this particular instance cleaned out the store's iPods, iPhones, and iPads in less than one minute. This was the same Apple Store that was cleverly broken into two years previously through the empty furniture store next door. Authorities have since charged three of the four individuals responsible for that break-in.

    The frequency of Apple Store burglaries has been on the rise in recent months, with large stores in San Diego, Dallas, and Pittsburgh being targeted of late. There are presently better than 300 Apple Stores open around that world, with that number expected to climb by roughly fifty before the end of 2011.

    WTNH News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Greenwich Apple Store Robbed and Ransacked started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Ill be there next week. Guess I'll skip the shopping.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      if they robbed a PC/Microsoft store they would have gotten away with like $5,000 bucks at most, you feel me.
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      wow, I live in New canaan not too far away and this blows my mind, there are police on foot on greenwich ave for directing traffic. I cant believe people had the balls to pull this.

      NVM they did it at 3am.... I thought it was like the jewlery store robbery not too long ago in broad daylight.
    1. Silverado87's Avatar
      Silverado87 -
      Tens of thousands of dollars?! So they only got away with a few things then lol
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado87 View Post
      Tens of thousands of dollars?! So they only got away with a few things then lol
      Lol, word. To be frank, if I ever had the balls/brazenness/stupidity to break in, Im not touching any ipods or iphones.

      One backpack - one 17" MBP, one MB Air, 2 x iPad. Then carry out one of the 30 displays for the win.
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      I live 20 minutes from there.
      I should have thought of this.
      Maybe I'll break in tonight and replace everything with microsoft products.
    1. tknapp2's Avatar
      tknapp2 -
      What a bummer.. He only got away with a couple of products..
    1. djgunner's Avatar
      djgunner -
      they need to start locking their stock in a vault of some kind..
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      They'll start adding roll-down steel doors behind the glass...

      I can see it now,
      Steve Jobs, Nameless Apple Event keynote:
      "We're changing computer stores again, with a magical new security feature we like to call iFort!"
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Sounds like Apple should upgrade their "hardware" and ditch the glass.

      Come on Steve.....u invented things nobody else thought of, with the help of a little patent infringement of course. Surely you can find a better way to secure your prized possessions no?

      And surely these robbers can do better than a few laptops and maybe some desktops. I wanna hear about the ultimate shaft job on an Apple store.....a dozen guys breaking in with about two or three gutted out 15-passenger vans and just go to town and suck that whole store dry. Every laptop, desktop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, accessories, the stored cash, and then hop to the back and take everything that arrived in the most recent shipment. I mean just wipe that baby clean.

      And then mail the stuff that can be tracked straight to Steve's front door at Apple headquarters all with shattered screens and completely useless.
    1. T0X1CAT3D's Avatar
      T0X1CAT3D -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      They'll start adding roll-down steel doors behind the glass...

      I can see it now,
      Steve Jobs, Nameless Apple Event keynote:
      "We're changing computer stores again, with a magical new security feature we like to call iFort!"
      I think you're on something now dude
      iFort, genius dude, guess that's a start for helping the military with bunkers???
    1. Volerikan's Avatar
      Volerikan -
      Just open up Find My iPhone and you got the theives. It's not that hard.

      -Steve

      Sent from my iThing
    1. Nest's Avatar
      Nest -
      Quote Originally Posted by Volerikan View Post
      Just open up Find My iPhone and you got the theives. It's not that hard.

      -Steve

      Sent from my iThing
      Okay Inspector Gadget.
    1. TheReliq's Avatar
      TheReliq -
      Guess that's what happens when you overprice your products.
    1. AngelTheDesigner's Avatar
      AngelTheDesigner -
      With all the money apple makes they should invest in overnight security to keep watch on every store. They do make enough to pay for it
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Everyone is missing the hole picture here... stealing is not right no matter what it costs or how bad you want it. Stealing takes away from businesses... and hurts the people employed.

      Also when Robberies take place like this it can ruin a area because people tend to be frightened of things like this...

      One word... work hard, save your money and buy your Apple products... you will appreciate them after you have earned them and be proud you did!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I feel like one of the robbers is gonna email steve jobs and brag about it. He'll probably get a response like "Give it back" or something else really short
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      They'll get caught when they try to buy the AppleCare.
    1. Pat353's Avatar
      Pat353 -
      So some of you are justifying robbing a place because you feel the products are expensive? Really!?
    1. mavisxp's Avatar
      mavisxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pat353 View Post
      So some of you are justifying robbing a place because you feel the products are expensive? Really!?
      You gotta love that sense of entitlement though, right? Champion stuff.