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Two former Apple employees are under arrest after a botched burglary attempt at the company's Elk Grove facility early Sunday morning, according to a statement released Monday by the Elk Grove Police Department.

Dominic Aguilar, 31, and Richard Mejia, 36, were both taken into custody on suspicion of attempted burglary and conspiracy after detectives received information about a break-in that was to take place Sunday outside the Apple facility at 2911 Laguna Boulevard.

After receiving the tip, detectives were able to contact Apple and with the assistance of their corporate security, began a surveillance of the business.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., the detectives observed Aguilar and Mejia gain access to the Apple grounds by cutting a hole in an exterior chain link fence. Once both suspects made their way onto the property, they attempted to forcibly enter an exterior door to the business, police said.

The suspects were unsuccessful in their attempt and quickly bailed when detectives began to move in. Fleeing by foot, the suspects reportedly jumped into a nearby creek in an attempt to escape. At this point, Elk Grove Police Department began a systematic search for the suspects utilizing everything from police officers and K-9 units to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department helicopter.

Both suspects (photos below) were eventually located and arrested for 182 Penal Code (Conspiracy) and 664/459 Penal Code (Attempted Burglary), police said.



It's unclear what motivated the two suspects to stage the burglary attempt. However, portions of the Elk Grove facility -- which once served as a manufacturing plant for Apple's iMacs and Power Mac systems -- are known to contain hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars worth of returned or refurbished Apple merchandise.

Apple in recent months has become an increasingly popular target amongst thieves, who've proven they'll do just about anything to get their hands on the company's latest electronics gear. Sunday's burglary attempt is the third on an Apple facility reported so far this month.
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This is the shocked look on my face ->
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Two former Apple employees are under arrested after a botched burglary attempt at the company's Elk Grove facility early Sunday morning, according to a statement released Monday by the Elk Grove Police Department.

hey, if these guys were under arrested. it just means they were trying to meet quota or shooting for getting over-arrested. you can't blame guys for trying, right?

well, either that or someone needs to proofread.
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Inventory or Genuis Bar employees?
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Inventory or Genuis Bar employees?

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I guess photos of anything related to Apple rumors are hard enough to come by that they'll put up mug shots. While we're at it, how about some conceptual photochops of Woz with that lady he was supposedly dating?
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How discrete of AppleInsider to put their photos on the website. Is this legal?
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Is this legal?

Then you may have never seen this site
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How discrete of AppleInsider to put their photos on the website. Is this legal?

Two words: Public Record.
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It's unclear what motivated the two suspects to stage the burglary attempt.

I'm going to make a guess here - but I think they wanted money, and saw stealing items that could be sold elsewhere (e.g. eBay) as an avenue to that goal. I know, its a crazy theory, so please don't laugh at me over it.
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i think the one on the left is Steve Jobs
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... under arrested...it just means they were trying to meet quota or shooting for getting over-arrested...

well, either that or someone needs to proofread.

Yet again, AppleInsider. Tsk, tsk.

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I'm going to make a guess here - but I think they wanted money, and saw stealing items that could be sold elsewhere (e.g. eBay) as an avenue to that goal. I know, its a crazy theory, so please don't laugh at me over it.

Maybe they wanted to develop a graphing calculator for Apple to include with the OS.
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I guess photos of anything related to Apple rumors are hard enough to come by that they'll put up mug shots.

I'm glad the photos were included -- it helped me to realize that one of these guys
tried to sell me an iPod the other day!

(Disclaimer: Kidding. I never met the alleged robbers, nor have I met anyone
associated with them. I never dated Woz. I am not the Fake Steve. I don't
represent Apple nor anyone associated with them. I have never bought or
seen stolen property. I didn't kiss a girl once that I probably shouldn't have,
as far as you know. I am not currently suing Apple, nor am I knowingly
part of a class of numbskulls that are. I'm not the real Steve, either.)

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How discrete of AppleInsider to put their photos on the website. Is this legal?

It's public information.
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Did you see the Bill Gates mug?

Wow.... that is pretty funny... my favorite part was this:

"Microsoft boss Bill Gates was photographed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico police in 1977 after a traffic violation (details of which have been lost over time)"

i.e. someone got bumped off when Bill made his first mil.
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No one can claim they aren't an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If looks were a measure of ethics these two look like regulars on Americas Most Wanted.

Thankfully, looks aren't a measure of your merit as well it shouldn't.
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Even its not illegal, it doesn't mean that AI or others should do the same.

I would ask AI, please remove the pictures.

Its does no good to this site.
Even it talks about apple inside information, this has nothing to do with AI purpose.
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Very poor taste of AI to post pictures.
This is not the National Enquirer, nor is it the the newsletter of the fascist Minutemen.
They added nothing to the story and were purely sensational
( and witness my post- inflammatory !)
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I'm relieved to see that it wasn't Fred Anderson and Nancy Heinen.
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umm, just a wee bit confused about how fascist Minutemen reading National Enquirer convinced these (alleged) criminals to (allegedly) attempt to burglarize a business location simply to further their own misguided, ultra-right wing causes.

Seriously, you need to be penning those comments to NPR.org (National Propaganda Radio) rather than Apple Insider. \
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^ Must be rough with the conservative house of cards tumbling down in a flurry of indictments , resignations and, ahem, getting caught soliciting in bathroom stalls.
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Even its not illegal, it doesn't mean that AI or others should do the same.

I would ask AI, please remove the pictures.

Its does no good to this site.
Even it talks about apple inside information, this has nothing to do with AI purpose.

It is newsworthy that Apple products are more regularly targeted by thieves of late.
The photos are public record.
AI's reporting was not intended to sensationalize the events,
or harm the alleged robbers in any way.

I see no need to remove the pictures.
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What is the point of showing these two guys faces ? Whether it's legal or not.
They have been arrested, I dont think there is a need to launch a national hunt for them. Maybe they have commited some kind of sin ? You dont steal Apple gear otherwise we will show your face on our site. This information is so crucial that I hope AI will inform us of all the coming aspects of the legal procedure ahead. Date of the trial, how they plead, etc. We want the whole story guys. I also want the picture of their family just in case they turn up into an Apple Store. (Poor AI, when you have nothing to write about, just leave as it is)
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It is newsworthy that Apple products are more regularly targeted by thieves of late.
The photos are public record.
AI's reporting was not intended to sensationalize the events,
or harm the alleged robbers in any way.

I see no need to remove the pictures.

Of course they are intended to sensationalize.
The news is ok and was enough to get the point of the robbery. No pic needed.
What about the kids and family? Maybe they didn't know about that, and beside its now personal and again has nothing to do with the purpose of AI.

Btw, I am not sure if the pictures are public record.
So far as I know only the creator may official place pictures in public.
Copying without permission is illegal.
And its tasteless.
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well, either that or someone needs to proofread.

Proofread? That's gone the way of the dinosaur and the Linotype machine.
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When you're arrested your photos are public domain.

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How discrete of AppleInsider to put their photos on the website. Is this legal?
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Of course they are intended to sensationalize.
The news is ok and was enough to get the point of the robbery. No pic needed.
What about the kids and family? Maybe they didn't know about that, and beside its now personal and again has nothing to do with the purpose of AI.

Btw, I am not sure if the pictures are public record.
So far as I know only the creator may official place pictures in public.
Copying without permission is illegal.
And its tasteless.

The creator is the local government that arrested them, and they can do with them what they like unless there is a pre-existing law that states otherwise.
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I'm relieved to see that it wasn't Fred Anderson and Nancy Heinen.

Maybe it was a burglary for hire.
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The creator is the local government that arrested them, and they can do with them what they like unless there is a pre-existing law that states otherwise.

Exactly right. As a former government photographer, I can assure you that the local jurisdiction owns all rights to these and any other photos taken during and in the line of duty by anyone acting in the capacity and on behalf of the jurisdictional entity.
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LMAO!!! Good one!
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The creator is the local government that arrested them, and they can do with them what they like unless there is a pre-existing law that states otherwise.

But that doesn't mean that AI may copy them.
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I'm glad the photos were included -- it helped me to realize that one of these guys
tried to sell me an iPod the other day!

(Disclaimer: Kidding. I never met the alleged robbers, nor have I met anyone
associated with them. I never dated Woz. I am not the Fake Steve. I don't
represent Apple nor anyone associated with them. I have never bought or
seen stolen property. I didn't kiss a girl once that I probably shouldn't have,
as far as you know. I am not currently suing Apple, nor am I knowingly
part of a class of numbskulls that are. I'm not the real Steve, either.)


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^ Must be rough with the conservative house of cards tumbling down in a flurry of indictments , resignations and, ahem, getting caught soliciting in bathroom stalls.

You argue that an AppleInsider article isn't the place for mug shots of two men who attempted to rob Apple, and pronounce the publication of the pictures as the kind of reprehensible action an ultra right-wing organization would take.

Can you link to where the story and pictures have appeared in a MinuteMan publication?

And then when I question how your preoccupation with perceived evils of this group you despise fits into a forum discussion on Apple, Inc., you imply that I'm somehow a disgruntled Conservative stooge upset by the actions of a few loons in Washington.

To clarify my position to you, let me say this: I'm a Libertarian. and unlike you "mainstream" sheep, I don't need to look under rocks to find crawlies and then try to affix the opposing political party identities to the creatures. Just as I know there are bugs under rocks, I know there are criminals in Washington -- you helped put them there, not me.

And I'm a Mac owner/user; iPod owner, and Apple, Inc. stockholder (yeah, buddy -- bought it for $15 when Dvorak said it was dead, and paid for my new house on the profits). As such, the illegal actions of former employees that might affect the performance of MY company are of passing interest to me. I don't see that displaying their pictures in the article is any more unjust or politically motivated than when a photo of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) accompanies an article about the $100K he took to bribe Nigerian officials.

Your fixation on only Republican "atrocities" reveals you to be either totally ignorant of or unconcerned with the shortcomings of your preferred group of elected criminals. The solution doesn't lie within either of these parties (or their uninformed disciples and fan-boys like you), and neither a debate nor a diatribe about politics in general is appropriate for this forum, unless it stems from an action or comments by Apple, Inc. or its leaders.

So go peddle your conspiracy-theory mindset somewhere else -- you are both tedious and predictable: I knew you'd come back to see if you got any attention.
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Did you see the Bill Gates mug?

OMG That's fucking awesome.
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Of course they are intended to sensationalize.
The news is ok and was enough to get the point of the robbery. No pic needed.
What about the kids and family? Maybe they didn't know about that, and beside its now personal and again has nothing to do with the purpose of AI.

Btw, I am not sure if the pictures are public record.
So far as I know only the creator may official place pictures in public.
Copying without permission is illegal.
And its tasteless.

They are public record.
I'll agree that there's an element of sensationalism. After all,
AI put "(mug shots)" in the title of the article. That should draw
some clicks!

However, let's not bring the kids into it. The alleged perps should
have thought about their actions' impact to their families before
they allegedly broke in.
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You argue that an AppleInsider article isn't the place for mug shots of two men who attempted to rob Apple, and pronounce the publication of the pictures as the kind of reprehensible action an ultra right-wing organization would take.

Can you link to where the story and pictures have appeared in a MinuteMan publication?

And then when I question how your preoccupation with perceived evils of this group you despise fits into a forum discussion on Apple, Inc., you imply that I'm somehow a disgruntled Conservative stooge upset by the actions of a few loons in Washington.

To clarify my position to you, let me say this: I'm a Libertarian. and unlike you "mainstream" sheep, I don't need to look under rocks to find crawlies and then try to affix the opposing political party identities to the creatures. Just as I know there are bugs under rocks, I know there are criminals in Washington -- you helped put them there, not me.

And I'm a Mac owner/user; iPod owner, and Apple, Inc. stockholder (yeah, buddy -- bought it for $15 when Dvorak said it was dead, and paid for my new house on the profits). As such, the illegal actions of former employees that might affect the performance of MY company are of passing interest to me. I don't see that displaying their pictures in the article is any more unjust or politically motivated than when a photo of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) accompanies an article about the $100K he took to bribe Nigerian officials.

Your fixation on only Republican "atrocities" reveals you to be either totally ignorant of or unconcerned with the shortcomings of your preferred group of elected criminals. The solution doesn't lie within either of these parties (or their uninformed disciples and fan-boys like you), and neither a debate nor a diatribe about politics in general is appropriate for this forum, unless it stems from an action or comments by Apple, Inc. or its leaders.

So go peddle your conspiracy-theory mindset somewhere else -- you are both tedious and predictable: I knew you'd come back to see if you got any attention.

How come "libertarians" who have no use for either party always seem to have such a hard on for belittling Democrats, but rarely get around to explaining what, exactly, is wrong with the right?

Because, from what I've seen, it seems like "libertarian" just means "right wing but too adolescent to deal with the real world".

Just sayin'.
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post #40 of 42
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They are public record.
I'll agree that there's an element of sensationalism. After all,
AI put "(mug shots)" in the title of the article. That should draw
some clicks!

However, let's not bring the kids into it. The alleged perps should
have thought about their actions' impact to their families before
they allegedly broke in.

I agree, that was an odd thing to consider. I didn't see their families in those photographs.
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