Thieves robbed the Apple Store in Greenwich, CT Tuesday morning, the most recent robbery Apple has had to deal with in its fleet of retail stores. CTNow reported that police said at least five people were involved in the smash and grab, as you can see in the photo below.
Source: Greenwich Police
The store, located at 356 Greenwich Ave. in the town of Greenwich, which is near the coast of Long Island Sound and the city of Stamford, CT. A street-level location (see Apple’s promo pic below), the police said that the thieves simply broke through the front door and grabbed as many MacBook models and iOS devices as they could, and bolted.
The police placed the value on the stolen loot in the tens of thousands of dollars (US).
Apple has been the object of many such robberies, as thieves have learned what Mac users have long known: Apple kit has enormously high resale value, even when used. In New York City over the summer, there was also a rash of robberies that took place when new merchandise was being delivered.
In California, FedEx employees went so far as to rob one of their own (and then show up to work later that day in the getaway car). One customer with an iPad inside of his Apple retail shopping bag was even robbed before he could make it to his car.