updated 11:25 pm EDT, Sat October 9, 2010
Wall destroyed, classic Mac collection damaged
Two thieves used a full-sized gray pickup truck to ram into MacPac, a popular northeast Portland, Oregon independent Mac dealer Saturday, getting away with thousands of dollars' worth of laptops and iPads -- but the robbery was caught on tape with some clear views of the suspects in surveillance footage, say police.
MacPac, located on NE Whitaker Way near 122nd Avenue, was rammed through a glass and drywall portion of the storefront at around 6:30am. The Apple museum, a display shelf of older Macs dating back to 1983 and related Apple paraphanalia sitting near the roof, was damaged during the crash. Although police arrived about a minute after the break-in, thieves worked quickly with wirecutting tools to free the desired merchandise and leave rapidly. A diamond-plate toolbox and a hooded suspect are seen in surveillance footage released to the media.
Co-owner Randy Feldman expressed hope that the suspects would be caught. Portland police are looking for the damaged pickup, and ask anyone with information to contact them. [via KGW Newschannel 8]