White Ninja Goes Half Way in Apple Store Burglary

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Apple’s Friendly Center store in Greensboro, North Carolina, will be closed All day Friday while employees clean up after a failed smash-and-grab burglary attempt. The suspect was said to look like a “white ninja,” and fled the scene after driving a stolen car through the store’s glass doors.

Go ninja, go ninja, go!The White Ninja smashed through the front of Apple’s Friendly Center store
Image courtesy of 1075 KZL

A security guard reported that the suspect was wearing a white ninja suit, and police described the suspect as wearing a white shirt and a mask with a hood. The suspect allegedly stole a car, then drove through the store’s front doors sometime before 5AM, according to WGHP News.

The suspect left the car parked partially in the Apple Store, then ran away without stealing anything.

Police shouldn’t have too much trouble finding the suspect since they left their personal information in the stolen car, according to radio station 1075 KZL.

Apple’s retail locations are popular targets for criminals because the glass store fronts are relatively easy to break through, and the company’s computers, iPhones, iPads and iPods can be quickly sold for cash.

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Comments

prl53

Apple is going to have to invest in some better glass. They need to watch the “How It’s Made” episode on bulletproof glass and install some of those panels. Seriously, there’s been too many stores broken into through the glass to not be replacing them with stronger panels. I like the glass walls but let’s think about the safety of the people inside along with the computers.

RonMacGuy

I seriously doubt that stronger panels are going to stop a car from driving through them. And, typically this occurs when the store is closed, in this case 5 AM.  Other than the security guard, there usually aren’t other employees inside.

geoduck

So a person stole a car, drove off and smashed into the front of the AppleStore, jumped out and ran away.

I wonder what makes them think it was a burglary attempt? At this point I’m only seeing auto theft and bad driving. The reports I’ve been seeing don’t suggest any attempt to “grab” in this “failed smash-and-grab burglary attempt”

Has anyone run across another article that might shed light on this?

Lee Dronick

I wonder what makes them think it was a burglary attempt? At this point I?m only seeing auto theft and bad driving. The reports I?ve been seeing don?t suggest any attempt to ?grab? in this ?failed smash-and-grab burglary attempt?

Possibly a stolen car and driven into the store at 4:30 AM by accident. The car was reported stolen after the incident at 6:00 AM and that is plausible if the owner was just starting their day.

However, it was a driven by masked man and that is unusual.

These type of smash ins using vehicles were common here in San Diego until most electronic shops had bollards installed out front.

wab95

Has anyone run across another article that might shed light on this?


No, but maybe he just didn’t see the glass and is planning to sue Apple for foiling for an otherwise flawless car heist.

(Apologies geoduck, I couldn’t resist.)

Damen Stephens

Wasn’t there was a recent rumour Apple had been buying expensive glass-cutting equipment for a re-styled iPhone ?  Clearly they just needed to buy an old crappy Honda for less than $5,000 - seems to cut the glass just fine !  wink

RonMacGuy

Wasn?t there was a recent rumour Apple had been buying expensive glass-cutting equipment for a re-styled iPhone?

Maybe the glass-cutting equipment was for cutting the new iTransparentAluminum Apple has invented and will be installing on the fronts of their stores!!  If it can hold a humpback whale, it can surely stop most cars from crashing through!!

grin

Lee Dronick

No, but maybe he just didn?t see the glass and is planning to sue Apple for foiling for an otherwise flawless car heist.

It was like a Wiley E. Coyote trick that went wrong. Apple’s new monitor cum window technology was displaying a highway tunnel.

geoduck

No, but maybe he just didn?t see the glass and is planning to sue Appl

It was like a Wiley E. Coyote trick that went wrong.

LOL

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