Thieves Smash & Grab Laptops at Pittsburgh Apple Store (WITH PHOTOS)

Police are looking for a black male and black female caught on videotape who broke into an Apple retail store in Pittsburgh Dec. 12, making off with six PowerBook laptops worth over US$9,000.

Pittsburgh police Detective Terry Darling told the Mac Observer Wednesday the thieves used a brick to break a glass door at the stand alone store around 5am EST on Dec. 12.

Surveillance video (click here for still photos) shows one of the two suspects smashing through the glass window. Both suspects then took less than 30 seconds to run through the store ripping 12-, 15-, and 17-inch PowerBook laptops from their security cables.

"They ran through the store very fast," Detective Darling told TMO. "The laptops were locked down, but they just pulled the cables from the stands as hard as they could and ran out."

Detective Darling said the alarm system to the building had been activiated, but failed to sound.

The two suspects are in their late 20s to early 30s, Detective Darling commented. No other items were stolen from the store.

Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.


Caught on videotape, two thieves smash through a glass door at the Pittsburgh Apple store. (Image courtesy Pittsburgh police via WTAE-TV)

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