Third Apple retail store burglarized this month

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Burglars smashed the front window of the Apple Inc.'s Saddle Creek retail store in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday morning, making off with $25,000 worth of goods in less than a minute flat.



The break-in was the third at an Apple retail store and fourth at an Apple facility this month, underscoring a brewing problem for the Cupertino-based company as it prepares to stock its retail outlets with millions of dollars in additional merchandise ahead of the holiday shopping season.



ifoAppleStore reports that crooks smashed their way into the Saddle Creek Apple store at 4:22 a.m. Tuesday morning and within 60 seconds had stolen $25,000 worth of merchandise, including 10 iPhones, one iMac and six MacBook laptops.



Police said the break-in triggered an alarm and an officer arrived less than a minute later, but the suspects had already fled. Some fixtures and two digital cameras were reportedly damaged in the burglars' haste.



An investigation is currently underway to determine whether the crime is related to several other break-ins at a nearby chain of Patton Comptuers & Electronics stores earlier this summer. Those burglaries prompted the retail chain to post videos of the crimes.



Earlier this month, Apple's University Village retail store in Seattle, Wash. was hit by thieves, as was its Country Club location in Kansas City, Mo. Two former Apple employees were also detained on Sunday for a thwarted burglary attempt at the company's Elk Grove facility in Calif.
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  • Reply 1 of 60
    How will this affect the sales projections? Quick, let's get Munster on the line!
  • Reply 2 of 60
    mgkwhomgkwho Posts: 167member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    An investigating is currently underway...



    Don't you mean investigation?



    -=|Mgkwho
  • Reply 3 of 60
    suhailsuhail Posts: 192member
    imagine if they made-off with "to be released" merchandise such as the new iPods, that would ruin SJ day
  • Reply 4 of 60
    So why doesn't Apple release the security videos so we can identify the perps?
  • Reply 5 of 60
    josa92josa92 Posts: 193member
    bastards.
  • Reply 6 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mgkwho View Post


    Don't you mean investigation?



    -=|Mgkwho



    Thanks for clearing that up. It was impossible to tell what they meant in that context.



    Maybe in the future you should send your corrections directly to a Mod.? Unless, of course, you like the attention.
  • Reply 7 of 60
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    You'd think Apple would have security cameras in place. Even for operating hours as theft will surely happen then too.



    I wonder how much more it would cost to get polycarbonate-laminated glass on their store fronts that aren't located in malls?
  • Reply 8 of 60
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    If they got a legit job, they probably wouldn't have to get up so early in the morning.
  • Reply 9 of 60
    donlphidonlphi Posts: 214member
    I blame terrorists...
  • Reply 10 of 60
    buckbuck Posts: 293member
    Isn't all that exciting?

    Those movies need a decent soundtrack...
  • Reply 11 of 60
    People who live in glass retail stores shouldn't keep valuable merchandise.
  • Reply 12 of 60
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Talk about your "locked" versus "unlocked" argument!



    Apple should put in motion sensors that when activated trigger a barricading type product over all front window displays, exit doors and windows, trapping intruder like a mouse! er rat!
  • Reply 13 of 60
    josa92josa92 Posts: 193member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post


    Talk about your "locked" versus "unlocked" argument!



    Apple should put in motion sensors that when activated trigger a barricading type product over all front window displays, exit doors and windows, trapping intruder like a mouse! er rat!



    iCage ?

    MacTrap

    MacTrap Pro for flagship stores...





  • Reply 14 of 60
    lafelafe Posts: 252member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by psychodoughboy View Post


    People who live in glass retail stores shouldn't keep valuable merchandise.



    Or . . . if they must . . . they should record the serial numbers of the merchandise, and

    when it is stolen and the thieves sell the stuff on eBay later, they can be easily found.
  • Reply 15 of 60
    louzerlouzer Posts: 1,054member
    Is this Appleinsider or ApplePoliceBlotter?
  • Reply 16 of 60
    Or they could give me a glock and hire me as their night watchman.

    Seriously, I'm surprised they don't have security guards at night.
  • Reply 17 of 60
    including 10 iPhones



    Presumably Apple has the serial numbers of the ten stolen iPhones and the thieves will never be able to activate them.
  • Reply 18 of 60
    josa92josa92 Posts: 193member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bluebuoy View Post


    including 10 iPhones



    Presumably Apple has the serial numbers of the ten stolen iPhones and the thieves will never be able to activate them.



    they could set them free or whatever you call it.
  • Reply 19 of 60
    Burglarized? Is that really a word you Americans use? Marvellous
  • Reply 20 of 60
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by donlphi View Post


    I blame terrorists...



    I blame windows users.



    Seriously, they should have waited until Sept 4, then they might have been able to steal the new iPods.
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