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.