Apple Store Paris Robbed on New Year's Eve

Posted January 1, 2013 at 7:09pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11436 views

The Apple Store in Paris, France was robbed on New Year's Eve of as much as one million euros worth of inventory, reports The Telegraph.

Masked men forced their way into a back entrance around 9pm, three hours after the store closed, as a janitor was leaving. The janitor was "lightly injured" in the process. Rather than snatching the iPhones, iPads and Macs on display, the thieves went straight for boxes of stocked material. Accomplices waited in a nearby, parked truck, in which the goods were loaded, and a successful getaway was made around 9:40pm. Four or five men are believed to be have been involved with the robbery.

Christophe Crepin of the French police union Unsa, said "they prepared their coup pretty well." Large boulevards near the store led to different parts of the city for an easy escape. Also, "since the essential bulk of police forces were mobilised to patrol the Champs-Elysées, the thieves clearly profited from the opportunity to make their move," said Crepin.

Notably, the robbery was successful despite a strong showing of police forces in the city due to New Year's Eve celebrations in areas like Champs-Elysées.

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Observer - January 5, 2013 at 7:20pm
Spacemonkey got served. Lol, the irony of his 'read before you post' quip. #RedFaces
Spacemonkey - January 2, 2013 at 3:38am
Really? Can't you people read? The article clearly says that they ignored the iPhones, iPads and macs and went for the stock material. Monitors, mice, keyboards and other peripherals. These are worth alot of money, especially the monitors. Read before you post dumb****s.
Rick - January 2, 2013 at 4:47am
Read again, the article mentions, "Items on display" obviously they wanted packaged goods to resell. "Rather than snatching the iPhones, iPads and Macs on display, the thieves went straight for boxes of stocked material." The packaged stocked goods would have included iPhones, etc.
Mike - January 2, 2013 at 9:41am
@Spacemonkey: You clearly TRY to "read before you post dumb****s". Despite you don't get a word of what you read, you THINK you get it better than everyone and accuse people of not reading or being dumb (who actually got the article right). Wow, that's plain dumb...
What about changing your assumption ? - January 1, 2013 at 8:40pm
in the article : "...Notably, the robbery was successful despite a strong showing of police forces in the city due to New Year's Eve celebrations in areas like Champs-Elysées." Notably, the robbery was successful, maybe, BECAUSE of strong showing of police forces somewhere else in Paris... ;-p Anyway, theses stupid robbers can only fool stupid buyers... because APPLE will, hopefully, BAN these devices from activation possibility and report logging information (with ISP help) to police!!! Instead of stealing and injuring people, the loosers should try, like everyone else, to work when they will get off jail!
Dr. JD - January 1, 2013 at 7:19pm
Hahhhaha...didn't they just open that store? I don't think this is going to work. Apple probably will have all the serial numbers ready to be traced. Blocking of IMEI's, which is done in Europe a lot, will trip up plenty of activation attempts. Oh man...
James Hartley - January 1, 2013 at 7:19pm
Find my Iphone???
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