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Thieves Clean Out Apple Store in Half a Minute

ABC has security footage from the recently looted Apple store in Marlton, NJ. The 2 a.m. raid took place earlier this week and lasted all of 31 seconds. Now, half a minute isn't exactly a long time when you're trying to steal electronics from a store, especially one with CCTV cameras and a security guard that does regular rounds. However, it looks like 31 seconds is plenty of time if the electronics you plan on stealing are plugged into handy-dandy magsafe adapters and nothing else.

Hit the link below to watch the video that shows five guys chuck a brick through the glass door, rush in and collect 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod Touches. The on-duty security guard rushes onto the empty crime scene moments after the suspects have left, though the reporter does say the thieves motioned to him that they had a gun, so we're not exactly sure he can be blamed for staying out of the whole thing.

Watch the video here.

  • warezme
    LOL! I thought this would be about thieves cleaning out the game section of the Mac store...., (all two titles)
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  • grieve
    Am I the only one that gets a zoomed picture on this instead of Vid? 31 Seconds... thats a good take.


    "Hit the link below to watch the video that shows five guys chuck a brick through the glass door, rush in and collect 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod Touches."
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  • JohnnyLucky
    WOW! That was fast!
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  • grieve
    Oh nice... I just saw the "watch Video here" link LOL!
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  • grieve
    OMG the commentary on the Video is funny...

    "Skilled practice @ the art of bringing down the plate glass door"
    "Savvy enough to wear masks knowing there would be cameras"

    It's just a bunch of thugs, The guard let them do it, perhaps he was in on it. Throw a large heavy chunk of cement/porcelain through the window and snag everything. Not exactly crime of the century....
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  • Camikazi
    "Watch again the as the thieves show skilled practice at the art of bringing down that plate glass door." I didn't know it took skill or practice to break those, here I thought all you needed was a brick and a good arm to break them :P
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  • tayb
    That's a really good haul. 23 Macbook Pro's, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod touches? They probably ran out of that store with $40,000+ in loot and it only took them 31 seconds. They planned that pretty well. Knew to wear masks, which machines to take, where the security guard would be, and the quickest way to get in and out.
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  • Camikazi
    Ok, am wondering did it take "Skill", "Savvy" and "Practice" cause it was an upscale Apple store and those can't have average thugs robbing them?
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  • IzzyCraft
    "handy-dandy magsafe adapters"
    yeah but this way they didn't get tripped up tiring to unplug all the power blocks from the laptops.

    The video kept saying they are pros...
    Hardly more like they are one of the few criminals that had a game plan and took protection against the obvious like all wearing sweaters and masks with hoods and gloves to conceal every bit of their identity from the cameras.

    Also really that store had only plate glass windows when it closed, it's a mall and it doesn't at least have gates that go down.

    That place must be really trusting nothing was tethered down in anyways even after closing?!? Must be against the apple look can't harsh their vibe.
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  • tayb
    I don't think the guard let them do it, he just didn't stop them. When it boils down to it the security guard at a place like this is a deterrent, he/she isn't the police. At a jewelry store the guy is armed and will shoot your ass but at a place like an Apple store he isn't going to do much. The video said they motioned that they were armed so if I am the security guard I'm not risking my life to protect some merchandise, not when I'm outnumbered five to one and they might be armed. No way.
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