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Columbus Apple Store falls victim to smash-and-grab

updated 12:00 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008

Apple Store robbery in OH

The Easton Town Center Apple Store was robbed earlier today, according to reports. Details of the theft have not yet been fully confirmed, but NBC says that two men wearing ski masks and hoodies smashed a glass window and began filling the trunk of a black Lexus. Columbus police are said to have arrived on the scene shortly, causing the thieves to flee. During their escape the suspects rammed the police cruiser and drove away, successfully evading pursuit. NBC notes that the Lexus has Illinois license plates and a damaged right side.

10TV News reports a somewhat different sequence of events, claiming that the two men rammed a vehicle into the store before filling it with products. In this version, the later ramming of the police car also prompted officers to begin firing shots. The thieves are still said to have escaped the police. Both TV networks say that the break-in occurred at 1AM.

by MacNN Staff





  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what did they get?

    At my local apple store, all the units out are all locked down via kensington locks and such. Was this store more 'open'?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    and you notice the thieves drove a lexus? Maybe they were trying to invoke the whole 'apple is to Mercedes' comparisons or something.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    gotta make

    the payments on that car!!!

    I expect they will be paying for a long time.

  1. deanmcg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pity the poor owner

    Unless these are dumbest criminals on earth.... I imagine that the Lexus was stolen.

    Pity the owner having to make payments on their newly damaged/stolen car...

    Hope they get these scumbags!

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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I bet they were black.

  1. jdonahoe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Typical

    Your comment is racist and totally inappropriate, go back under your rock, scum.

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I swear.

    If the doofuses who run Apple stores don't have cameras and DVRs trained on every major window by now, they deserve to get robbed. They might want to put a tracer in the ones closest to the window in case of situations like this.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Monstermind - 'they deserve to get robbed', that's the stupidest thing I ever heard.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It won't be racist, if it's true. [i do love playing devil's advocate]

  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969



    the guest is saying its "typical" that a certain race performs armed robberies.

    whether this a**-u me-tion is correct or not, it seems to be pretty racist to me.

    die troll.

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