A $1 million Apple heist in Central Paris on New Year's Eve has police stumped. Allegedly, four masked robbers targeted the Apple Store at Opera focusing only on iPads, iPhones and MacBook computers. Sources say at least two people were assaulted and intimidated with violence.
CNN provided details of the $1 million Apple heist in Paris in its Jan. 2 report.
Authorities say as New Years Eve revelers gathered in the vicinity to usher in 2013, robbers entered the electronics retailer through a service entrance normally used for staff at the Apple Store.
Approximately three hours after the store closed, four masked robbers entered the store, confronted a worker and security guard, before heading straight for popular merchandise stored away.
What stands out about the $1 million Apple Store heist is that the masked bandits appeared to have pre-planned the Apple Store robbery; they only targeted the storeroom, not the showroom.
"They knew exactly what they were taking," said Christophe Crepin, spokesman for UNSA Police. What's more, the four men moved about the store "calmly," according to Crepin.
A Mercedes van waiting outside was used to cart off the merchandise, estimated to be about $1.3 million in American dollars.
It's not the first time the electronics retailer has been robbed. Obviously, with the growing popularity and spread black markets, thieves have their eyes on iPhones, Macs and iPads.
At this time, suspects in the $1 million Apple heist have not been identified.