Since late November, retail stores in four states have been hit by nighttime burglaries
Apple AAPL doesn’t like to talk about it, but its products have become a favorite target of robbers, pickpockets and burglars. According a reporter who covers the New York City Police Department, iPods and iPhones regularly top the list of items lifted from Big Apple subway passengers.
And now, as Christmas approaches, Apple Stores across the U.S. have been hit by a rash of smash and grabs.
A round-up of the most recent, courtesy of IFOAppleStore.com:
- 2:50 a.m. Dec. 14, Greenwich, Conn. Five suspects broke one of the left-side doors of the Greenwich Ave. Store and made off with display table products.
- 6:15 a.m. Dec. 9, San Diego, Calif. Two burglars broke into the Apple Store in the University Town Center mall.
- 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6, Woodcliff Lake, N.J. A door smash at the Tice’s Corner Apple Store.
- 2:00 a.m. Nov. 22 Pittsburgh, Penn. A burglary at the Shadyside store.
According to IFOAppleStore’s Gary Allen, breaking into Apple Stores is a fool’s game:
Below: A video of a Marlton, N.J. smash and grab that went viral in 2009:Vodpod videos no longer available.
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