Apple Store Robbed Of $27,000 In Display Merchandise In 30 Seconds

July 13, 2018

This is some security cam footage from the Apple Store in the Fashion Fair mall in Fresno, California of a group of robbers who rush in, grab a bunch of display merchandise worth around $27,000 (well, not worth that -- but that's what they would sell for), then running out. Pretty much everyone in the store just freezes while they do their thing, expect the guy in the white shirt who attempts to block the door, but goes down like a sack of flour when the robbers plow into him. Now I'm no security expert, but somebody in the Gizmodo comments said that Apple display products will just brick themselves upon leaving the store's Wi-Fi, or Apple can just brick/track them remotely. Those do not sound like very smart things to steal unless you already have a buyer waiting for you inside the mall. *panting, making frantic phone call* Where the hell are you?! "In front of Auntie Ann's Pretzels like we agreed." I said Orange Julius!

Keep going for the video while I peruse Craigslist for $1 bricked MacBooks.

Thanks to JD, who informed me he's never stolen anything from an Apple store besides the heart of a Genius Bar employee. Awwwwww.

  • lapsus5

    If only someone had a gun...

  • JJtoob

    Good luck getting me to pay that much for the few gadgets they stole lmao.

  • sebastian

    maybe im imagining it, but im pretty sure any apple store ive been in here (in canada) the merchandise is secured, using kensington locks or other such tamper resistant security measures, not just sitting on a table connected to a charging cable.

  • Talon184

    When they get the things home, they'll take a minute to assess their haul, at which point they'll realize it's a bunch of Apple products and throw it all in the trash where it belongs.

  • paperboy

    The only thing worse than Apple fanboys are people who thinks PCs are better.

  • Vampire Mystery Guest Star

    The jokes on whoever buys them when they have some voltage issue and the gpu dies. Zing.

  • JJtoob

    I'm sure the store probably bricked them before the dudes even left the building. I would imagine the robbers have countermeasures, but if not, they just walked off with some shiny bricks.

  • Vampire Mystery Guest Star

    I have a feeling macbooks can't really be bricked. They just fail miserably on the reg. If you want to misconstrue that has bricking the result is still the same

  • Bosun Higgs

    GW wrote: (well, not worth that -- but that's what they would sell for)

    I love it! So, not even token security chains on things to slow them down?

  • Jenness

    Like how several people have expressions on their face like they are wondering if they should do the same thing. LOL

  • Doog

    Right! It's like when a food fight starts. No one is planning on throwing food, but then someone shouts, "Food Fight!" and throws something and boom everyone is in

  • TheQiwiMan

    Lol either one of the dudes would have been so easy to pin, even if their arms weren’t full of electronics. Buncha sheep.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Yeah, totally not worth risking your life for material stuff, especially in today's world... But I do miss living in a time and place where nearly every bystander would pin them down, and knock their teeth out if they tried to get clever.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Settle down there fan-boy. Are you gonna risk your safety for a giant corporation? I wouldn't risk my safety if I worked there and they were paying me to risk my safety.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Lol I’m no fanboy of Apple at all. Just a fanboy of smacking down criminal scumbags.

  • RBx

    Sarah Silverman, in red lower right....I'm out!

  • Mick

    nope, this lady has tits

  • RBx

    Google ms. Silverman and tell me different.

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  • Mark

    I like the kid on the left hand wall with what looks like headphones on. Completely oblivious to the robbery because he gets distracted by the girls volleyball team walking down the center aisle.

    oops, nevermind...I just spotted the other guys stealing stuff near the door. :-)

  • Andyman7714

    What's with the girls? Looks like they're getting ready to start a parade through the middle of the store. They were so in on it! ;>)

  • Mark

    I was thinking that too because the robbers sweep in right behind the girls like it was a planned distraction.

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