Apple Store Robbery: Last month, we brought you this story: Paris Apple Inc. Store Robbed of $1 Million Plus. With the cost of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices so high on the secondary market, there is no wondering why thieves target these stores more than others.
According to TheDenverChannel.com, the Boulder, Colorado Apple store was the latest to be targeted by criminals.
Here is a brief rundown on what happened:
“Boulder Police said a hooded bandit threw three rocks through the nearly $100,000 custom-made front glass door to break into the store early Saturday morning. Once inside, the man stole almost $64,000 worth of merchandise.”
The article goes on to say that iPads and iPhones were among the items stolen. Along with this, “an Apple expert said the merchandise is more than likely headed for the black market to be sold.”
It is safe to say that these items are going to be sold sooner rather than later, as the criminal will be looking to unload each and every device before being tracked down by police.
In the article, Rick Levitt, President of Macintosh Computer iTech, a Lakewood Apple repair shop, added the following:
“Apple is like gold. It’s easy to sell.”
“With the economy the way it is people are desperate and they need money and that’s why they’re stealing this stuff.”
As of right now, it does not appear that police have any idea of who the suspect is. That being said, you can be rest assured that surveillance video is being reviewed closely.
Although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has yet to release any video to the public, this may be coming in the near future – especially if the police run into a dead end.
This is just another example of how valuable Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices have become. Criminals are aware of the value and will do anything to get their hands on the merchandise.
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