updated 10:05 am EST, Mon January 17, 2011
Thieves grab $30,000 in computer gear
The Main Place Apple Store in Naperville, Illinois has been robbed for a second time in less than a year. Local reports say that after smashing through the glass front doors, two people proceeded to dump an estimated $30,000 worth of products into containers. The suspects have not yet been caught or identified, as they were wearing gloves and ski masks at the time.
The previous robbery took place in late September, and resulted in about $24,000 worth of goods being stolen. As in the most recent incident -- and others in different cities -- the glass entrance was shattered, suggesting that the design trait leaves most Apple Stores inherently more vulnerable to theft. Notable exceptions include the likes of the Fifth Avenue location in New York City, where people must first descend an elevator or a staircase to get to the show floor.