Written by By Tara Graham, CNN
Las Vegas, Melbourne, Chicago, Vancouver – the list goes on of cities and countries seeing Apple stores hit in violent smash-and-grab crime sprees.
And now, in Cali, Los Angeles: iStore. More than 30 glass panels have been smashed, 9 brand new MacBooks are missing from display tables and cabinets and a video conference camera was smashed.
Police are looking for five white men between 20 and 30 years old, all wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and covering their faces. They fled on foot with laptops in hand after the smash-and-grab spree, which occurred between 1.30 and 2.00pm on February 6th at the Apple Store in the CVS store at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.
Criminals, as ever, took the opportunity to get a closer look at the iPhone X – reportedly one of the most coveted devices ever to be released.
Cameras caught the daylight smash-and-grab on the ground floor of the Apple Store at the Grove, where the conference room is used as a showroom.
The Apple Store in London also saw an attack last month – from a thief on scooters. In Glasgow, Scotland, another of the retailer’s stores was briefly forced to close last April after a man damaged the front entrance with a brick.