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Naperville Apple Stole suffers second robbery

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.

by MacNN Staff




  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    said it before

    and i'll say it again... when was the last time anyone tried to steal from a Microsoft store?

  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Joined: Jan 2011


    Only $30,000?

    What, they only got away with 4 computers?

  1. akulavolk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "Naperville Apple Stole"

    You mean "Naperville Apple Store"?

  1. Titanium Man

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey, Apple

    Dupont Sentryglas. Seriously. Look into it. And a few additional bollards for outdoor entrances.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What is this, the police blotter section of MacNN? Do we need to hear every time there's a break-in at an Apple store? Is there hope that someone reading this will know the perpetrators?

    Or maybe it's your plan to instruct other would-be thieves on how best to rip off a store?

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Only $30,000?

    No, actually just the 4 Over-Price Apple Magic Mouse they got away with.

  1. Cronocide

    Joined: Dec 1969



    And while you're at it, see if they have any of those shiny iPad 2s in the back.

  1. tonewheel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    Who writes and proofreads this stuff???

    "Naperville Apple 'Stole' suffers second robbery"

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