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Pittsburgh Shadyside Apple Store robbed

updated 08:35 pm EST, Mon November 22, 2010

Possibly connected to earlier T-Mobile robbery

Thieves smashed a plate-glass door at the Apple Store on Walnut Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania early this morning, making off with over $10,000 worth of merchandise, police say. The robbery occurred just before 4:30am and may be connected to an earlier burglary at a downtown T-Mobile store that also involved smashing a glass storefront at about 1:40am. Police say surveillance video at both locations should reveal if the crimes are connected.

iPhones, iPods and computers were taken from the Apple Store, which originally opened September 4th, 2004 in the well-to-do Shadyside neighborhood. The store was renovated in July of 2009.

by MacNN Staff



  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The solution for this is to disguise the store as Microsoft Store during closing hours. Wrap all the iPhones with Zune shells. Put a giant poster with WP7 (with big "Free Phone" call out) on window display. Guarantee it will repeal any humans from getting close to it. Adding a Kin mSeries poster will double the security.

  1. macjockey

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Only 32 glass smashing days left 'til Christmas.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    All of the iOS devices can be tracked by apple.

    - A

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In Totally Unrelated News ...

    ... All seven Microsoft Stores were broken into overnight as well. Vandals successfully dropped off a number of open-box items including 310 copies of VIsta, 247 Zune HDs, 5 Kins and 89,004 WIndows Phone 7s between all of the stores.

  1. kdogg73

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Burglary vs Robbery

    Not that I really care, but one can be worse than the other.

  1. PTPro225

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "...burglary at a downtown T-Mobile store..."

    What type of loser would burglarize a T-Mobile store and steal their cr@p?
    (Paris Hilton?)

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    They can't be connected. As we know, thieves who rip off Apple stores are intelligent, well-bred, understanding people. They have class. They wouldn't waste their time at a T-Mobile store.

  1. PictureBob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple does give give police video...

    The Pittsburgh Police have issued a statement regarding the smash-and-grab robbery at the Apple Shadyside store. It points out Apple did not make its surveillance video available to police:

    It says in part: "The key holder arrived on scene and contacted her technicians to assist with obtaining the security footage from the camera system. The footage was not made available at that time. Upon canvassing Walnut Street detectives observed security cameras erected at several businesses and will work to obtain footage, if any, to assist in the investigation."

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