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Marlton, NJ Apple Store Cleaned Out During Early Morning Burglary

Category: General News
Posted: 03:17AM

If you've never been to an Apple retail store, it can be a pretty neat experience. Apple has just about every system they make on display so that potential buyers can play with a system before making the purchase. The entire entryway to the store is usually glass with two tall glass doors. There are no metal bars or grate fencing, after all that kind of stuff would clash Apple's style and fashion.

Five thieves broke into Apple’s Sagemore store in Marlton, NJ (about 30 min East of Philly, PA) and took advantage of Apple's glass store front and open displays. After smashing through the front door, and allegedly threatening the security guard with a weapon, the thieves made off with 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod Touches. From break-in to getaway took just 31 seconds.

While the report doesn’t provide specifics as to the models stolen, I’d guess the low value would be over $40,000 with the actual value being several thousand more.

The security footage of the heist has been obtained by WPVI-TV (ABC News):

There have been a number of recent stories about would be crooks stealing iPhones only to be apprehended quickly by police thanks to Apple's new "Find my iPhone" feature available to MobileMe subscribers using the iPhone 3.0 OS. I would have to assume that Apple has something like that, if not more sophisticated, in place for their display units. If you have any information in regards to this burglary, please contact the local authorities at (856) 983-1118 or the confidential tip line at (856) 988-4699. [Source: Mashable]

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Waco on September 3, 2009 07:27AM
"Precision in breaking down the plate-glass door" It looks like they threw a damn brick...that's precision? ROFL. :)
d3bruts1d on September 3, 2009 07:44AM
That's exactly what it looked like. lol
GabrielT on September 3, 2009 01:06PM
Precision brick throwing is a real thing lmao.
Jump4h on September 3, 2009 07:43AM
Wow. Quite impressing actually. You can see how they run exactly to their own row and pick them off. Genius. And Waco he probably meant about the actual taking of the macbooks. What else would you throw :D
tkrow21 on September 3, 2009 08:55AM
Silly criminals, you're not supposed to stack Macbooks! And people were asking why there was a reason to do so. Sheesh.
ClayMeow on September 3, 2009 09:37AM
I've been considering getting an iPhone...maybe now I can get one real cheap! I kid I kid...don't come after me, Apple.
thebridgerofdoom on September 3, 2009 11:46PM
lol, they should have looted the 30 inch cinema display.
geek3k on September 5, 2009 11:35AM
if you needed to pull of a job. learn from these guys.. hahahahaa
airman on September 6, 2009 04:17PM
I'm surprised they weren't secured at all, like the laptop security in any other retail stores. That's just asking for it for a robbery. No security gate over the front window either? With those two facts combined, I'm surprised this didn't happen to that store earlier. Security guard or not, he's not going to be able to stop four guys on a planned robbery who are possibly armed.

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