Apple Store’s Hit By Crimewave

With Christmas just over a week away and presents to buy, it seems that for some people, the wait is all too much to bear. For a group of five individuals, they have taken the easy option of breaking into an Apple store in Greenwich, Conn making off with devices no doubt fetching thousands and thousands of pounds.

AppleInsider have reported that the five dressed up with hooded tops broke into the store at approximately 3 am Tuesday morning in what transpired to be a smash and grab crime. But this isn’t the first to be reported. Other stores to fall victim to this include New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania when at the Shadyside Apple store, burglars made off with over $10,000 in devices.

Over at Mac observer.com, the latest store to take a hit in Greenwich, appears by the picture to be easy pickings. Thieves would have just smashed the door and grabbed anything from iOS devices to MacBooks.

Do you think Apple’s open-plan concept makes it more of an invitation to would-be thieves? Let us know.

  • Pete

    The store should know the serial numbers, and Apple could block these devices from warranties and updates. I think that would be a smart and legal move.