Burglars rob the Boulder Apple Store smashing a $100 000 glass door, score zero for subtlety

Burglars rob the Boulder Apple Store smashing a $100 000 glass door, score zero for subtlety
There are subtle Apple Store thefts, like the one in Paris on New Year's Eve, where the culprits went away with nearly two millions worth of loot on the hush-hush, and there are not so subtle ones, like the one ending with a BMW X5 into the store, or the one on Saturday in Boulder, CO.

The cowboy ones seem to cause more damage than the stolen merchandise is worth, and the Boulder Apple Store assault during the weekend fits the description.

The gang simply threw three rocks in the $100, 000 custom glass door, smashed it to pieces, and scored about $64, 000 worth of iPhones, Macs and iPads in the blink of an eye. These are an easy sell, but according to Colorado law, the buyers might be in for a surprise when tracked, as the original owner - in the case Apple - has the right to receive back the stolen property.

source: ABC via AppleInsider

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66 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Maybe this is why samsung wont open up many dedicated stores lol

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pretty sure they wouldn't have to worry about anything.

22. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

lol..

74. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I'd go stealing Apple doors instead.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ROTFLMFAO hahaha, really great news, I'm really so happy, wish, hope, pray this thing happens every week, the sad bad rotten fruit. ™ ® ©

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Go away, no one likes you™®©

29. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

yea, because they would be smart enough to use durable plastic instead of easily shattered glass.

58. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

BINGO! you nailed it buddy :)

67. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Samsung uses scratch resistant Gorilla Glass, while Apple uses tempered crystal glass Made in China.

59. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yeah because they would have security...maybe if Apple spent a little less than 100,000 dollars on some dumb fancy door then they would have had the budget to hire apt security personnel creating some employment for US citizens as well along the way and earning themselves some really needed positive PR!!! But Apple is pompous and superficial and they only believe in showing off so what do you expect will happen...incidents like these...

70. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yea Robbin Hoods know who's the one to go for :)

73. Astro551

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

LOL, man i'm not a big fan of apple but strong comment. *Thumbs up*

61. ECPirate37

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I miss the Samsung Experience here in NY. It was always nice to go in and see all of the newest things. It sucks it closed. I do not even like Samsung that much, but their store was awesome.

2. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Apple commits robbery everyday with their prices. This is just payback

8. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

drpain that may be one of the dumbest comments ive seen lately. I agree that a lot of Apple's products are over priced and i don't agree with some of the things they do BUT that does not give the right for someone to go in and steal from one of there stores. People make a conscious decision to go in and purchase there products at the price asked so therefore its not stealing. I hope these idiots are caught and prosectuted to the fullest extent of the law.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said mike. Some people are so stupid, they don't know when to be serious. +1

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No matter what, Apple is in you, in you're blood™®©

44. Droiddoes unregistered

Clearly.

17. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

MikeG77, The fact that you've received more thumbs down than thumbs up for your comment (at the time of this writing) indicates that the fanboys here are even more malicious and hateful than I previously thought. The fact that one could wish ill upon somebody else just out of rabid loyalty to another brand does not bode well for the level of intelligence that permeates these forums. Be objective and reasonable people. -Not an Apple fan.

30. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When someone start defending themselves means they're guilty of whatever they trying defend :)in this case Penny is iApple :)

48. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I tried leaving that little "Not an Apple fan" note in there to make it clear that my perspective was not that of an Apple fan. Not going to resort to insults, but I wish you would have understood that. Also, you should know by reading my comment that I wasn't defending Apple in any way. I was simply noting how astounding it is that some people here are turning this robbery into a corporate villainy piece. It doesn't matter if it were an Apple store or a local pizza place - I'm disappointed by how dim-witted some people are to condone this. Lastly, I'm a technology fan first and foremost. I'm a fan of anything that I think is cool, useful, and innovative.

20. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Conscious decision? Apple customers don't even know that the hell that is!

38. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I myself am not an owner of a single Apple product but im not going to sit her and assume that all Apple users are mindless drones. So if we apply your logic that means that i'm a zombie for buying only an Android device. The really sad thing is that your no better then people in the Apple camp saying the same about Android users.

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It doesn't matter how we view the Apple fans but it doesn't change the fact that they were robbed, which is the only thing he was implying. I mean the evidence is there, you don't have 100 billion in profits after you subtract the payroll, R&D, and maintenance costs from the sales of three lines of products (Mac, iphone, ipad) if you are not robbing your customers. For example, if a couple is married and the wife has 99% of the funds in her account when he only has 1%, he is getting robbed or gold dug plain and simple. That doesn't necessarily means that he is a mindless drone because he can handle his marriage the way he wants but he is still getting it up the A like the Apple fans are. No matter how much they want to deny it. haha

36. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I loled. Hard

39. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

LOL Best comment ever. Of course the Apple fans are trying to play the Ned Flanders card on you. Don't worry about the uptight people on here. No one got hurt and Apple's 100 billion and tax breaks will absorb this like we would absorb a flea.

47. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Your logic is seriously flawed in that you are saying its OK for them to steal from Apple as they have a ton of money and no one got hurt. Its not about people being uptight its the simple fact that what these people decided to is wrong. I think I'm going to the Audi dealer and im going to steal an R8 because Audi is a big evil company with lots of money and they can afford the loss.

50. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am not saying it is okay for them to break the law, although I do feel there are people who abuse the system. I am just saying it is okay for people to poke fun at it on a message board because no one got hurt. There is a difference and you are definitely a closet Apple fan or being too uptight about comments on a message board.

55. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I have my moments of being uptight just like everyone else and no i am not a closet Apple fan.

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

$100,000 for glass door?? I bet we wouldn't be able to differentiate it with an ordinary one at a glance. Maybe they should have used Gorilla glass instead.

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