Apple Store in Corte Madera mall is robbed for the second time in six-months


The Apple Store inside The Village Mall in Corte Madera, California stands out among all other Apple Stores on the planet. The reason why isn't necessarily something to be proud of. You see, twice over a period of six months the store was robbed and a grand total of $64,000 in merchandise stolen. Back last November, robbers made off with $40,000 of Apple devices from the retail location. After a haul like that, you would think that Apple would have tightened its security. But just yesterday, the store was once again a target; this time, five thieves in their late teens or early 20s are accused of committing the crime.

According to a local news report, the burglars entered the store slightly after the 8pm closing time and swiped 17 iPhones, 3 iPads and a pair of computers. The retail value of the gear lifted came to $24,000. The thieves were last spotted running toward the back of Macy's, and for now they have made a clean getaway. Photos taken of the store following yesterday's heist show a few empty tables. Usually, these tables have various Apple devices on them for visitors to test out.

With two robberies over a six-month period, Apple needs to do a better job of protecting its merchandise, but more importantly, protecting customers and employees. The mall containing this Apple Store is an open air mall, which means that robbers can quickly escape once they make their way outside the store with the stolen merchandise in tow.
 
source: @amyhollyfield via BGR

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20 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

TechieXP did it.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And again you bring him up.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Do you have a crush on him? I see you jump to his rescue all the time.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope, but you 2 do. You 2 bitch about him all the time but yet you 2 always bring him up.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nope. I ridicule his ass for his stupidity and you captain sissy come and save the day. He's a big boy he can defend himself you don't have to be his mama.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can ridicule me because you are stupid.

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

19. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Meanwhile you bring equal levels of stupidity to these forums.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I thought Obssession was only by Calvin Klien

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Klein

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stolen or burglarized, not robbed. Unless the threat of force or harm was present, it's not considered robbery.

6. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

Idiot "millie" "journalists" are imbeciles.

5. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

*steals an apple pencil* "40,000$ worth of merchandise is stolen" *comes back for charger and dongles* "grand total of 64k is missing now!"

7. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

$64,000 = peanuts to Apple

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Still doesn't make it ok. Nothing I hate me then a theft.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's why you don't buy Apple products?! o__O

18. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Eh, if Apple has any kind of smarts, all demo devices, are set up up totally locked down unless certain conditions that only are present in stores, are met. With the closed ecosystem, tis is the kind of thing you'd do.

20. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They are all locked down but the parts especially in Asia are still worth the trouble.

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