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Burglars ram vehicle into Portland Mac store

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]




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  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -6

    Gray

    Whew! It would have been a travesty if the truck had been red.

    Srsly, what difference does the color of the truck make? Why even mention it?

  1. repi8

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +13

    Why Gray?

    @gskibum3

    Pick one:

    a) so that somebody might recognize a damaged gray pickup and report it to the police

    b) so that people can take time to post questions, why it was relevant for the story

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +8

    I keep waiting...

    ...for Microsoft to hire people to stage a robbery of one of their stores, to make it look like their stuff is in demand, too. :-)

  1. Iritscen

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    "paraphanalia"? *NT*

    your comment

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    You'd think that

    if they could afford a diamond plated toolbox, they could just buy the stuff they wanted. ;)

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Re: You'd think that

    if they could afford a diamond plated toolbox, they could just buy the stuff they wanted. ;)

    I think that just goes to show you how expensive Apple products are...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Re: Gray

    h***, it left me wanting more. If they just said 'a truck' I probably would have stopped reading after the first paragraph and moved on. But 'gray' hooked me in. I read the remaining part of the article to find out any other information I might be able to gather (make? model?).

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