According to a Feb. 18 report in Apple Insider, the Apple Store in Bolder, Colorado was robbed. The hooded burglar threw three rocks through the $100,000 custom glass door and escaped with almost $64,000 worth of goods. This makes the cost of the damage greater than the cost of the stolen merchandise.
The missing goods include iPhones, iPads and MacBooks, which were on display. Surveillance video shows a male suspect with white gloves, a black baseball cap and a black hoodie taking the merchandise from the display tables.
According to ABC News in Bolder, an Apple expert says these items are on their way to the black market to be sold. In past Apple thefts, stolen goods have even showed up on Craigslist.
Chips in the new Apple products, like the ones taken form the Bolder Apple Store, make the stolen goods easy to track. Under Colorado law, if you buy these stolen items (even if you don't know they're stolen) the rightful owner can take them back.
These kinds of “Smash and Grab” thefts happen in Apple Store from time to time. In one case, someone crashed a BMW into the front glass of a California Apple Store, creating more than $500,000 in damages.