Daring Best Buy heist has thieves rappelling down to snatch $100,000 worth of Apple gear

Daring Best Buy heist has thieves rappelling down to snatch $100,000 worth of Apple gear
We've written about daring Apple product heists before, including hijacking trucks in Marseille, or unloading them from a moving rig. Heck, the Apple Store next to the Paris Opera was burglarized on New Year's Eve even, but nothing beats this latest Best Buy stunt in the never-ending quest to score some good-as-gold Apple loot.

Buoyed by the Ocean's Twelve, or perhaps the Mission Impossible franchises, the thieves used climbing ropes to rappel down from a Best Buy roof hole in Georgia. Once down, they dug into the storage facility and climbed back up with approximately $100,000 worth of stolen Apple goods. 

Well, local police still aren't sure if they left the same way they entered, as there is no surveillance video from inside the Best Buy store, the security cameras have been pointing outwards, it turned out. 

Similar hole-in-ceiling heists as the one at the Hammond Drive Best Buy have occurred in Texas and Florida, though, so the authorities have some loose ends to tie up, and hope that the stolen merchandise will turn up for traceable sale soon.

source: WSBTV2 via 9to5Mac

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11 Comments

1. theot14430 unregistered

They went for the Apple products.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yes. Gold star for you.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Reading comprehension ... on iPA ... It's a new age folks.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They probably had to steal all the older iPhone 6's, 6s, and SE's. Since all the carriers are still selling those older devices. Hell even Apple rereleased a newer iPhone 6 with more storage just last year in 2017. They even have BOGO deals, and even $150-$250 gift cards with those devices. Gone are the days when Apple and it's zealots can say iPhones have great resale value. So much backed up stock. They literally can't give them away.

8. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

They probably didn't waste their time with iPhones, since most are locked and need to be activated. They most likely went for MacBooks and iPads which are easier to unload.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

My point is Best buy is still selling iPhone 6's, 6s's, and SE's. The iPhone 6 came out in 2014, the 6s in 2015. Those devices are not selling that well. Best buy could be getting a good insurance claim, who knows? Also remember the vast majority of carriers are still selling those same devices as well. Not to mention all the continuous and ongoing BOGO deals for those devices. You can not only get a free one when you buy an iPhone, but they will even throw in a hefty gift card as well. That speaks volumes does it not? It does to me, because those devices are not moving off the shelves. I am waiting for a BOGO deal where you will get a free puppy and a year of dog food for it as well thrown in. Maybe if we wait long enough they will throw in a free refugee with a year of food stamps or something like that.

10. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

While your theory might be sound, it has nothing to do with the article about thieves stealing 100k worth of Apple products.

2. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

sammy is not reliable merchandises.

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It's cause all the Samsung stock had sold out. Didn't you hear iPhones are selling well in US /sarcasm.

6. Rager722 unregistered

There was also a Best Buy Heist a couple of years back in Brooklyn. They also stole many Apple products and left by boat to never get caught.

11. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Bet it wasn't a team of 8 women

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