Window Smash Burglars Hit Ohio Store

May 8, 2011

Three burglars smashed the front doors of the Crocker Park (Ohio) retail store early Friday morning and left with several Apple products. The crime is the latest in a series of separate burglaries of street-level and outdoor stores around the country. Westlake police say surveillance video shows the suspects made entry at about 4:30 a.m., setting off an alarm, and they left 60 seconds later with 24 laptops and one iPod. The store is set in the center of a Main Street-style shopping mall west of Cleveland. No suspects were immediately arrested.

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delhiboy May 9, 2011 at 0854

Wow – this is “my” store – at least nobody was hurt – stuff can be replaced!

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Shock Me May 10, 2011 at 0634

It would be cool if unplugging them bricked them for all purposes except announcing they were stolen and where they can be found.

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Marktrek May 10, 2011 at 0721

Apple needs to make their floor models different than their retail product. First a separate series of serial numbers. Next a smaller battery. Then an embedded chip, perhaps in the smaller battery space, that will turn on the machine when it loses the Apple store signal and activate the security features including GPS. None of these items are sold until they become EOL. Then the battery can be replaced and the serial numbers moot.

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Nick May 12, 2011 at 0922

Hahaha. I used to work at that store. Management there are such SoBs that they deserve the hit they are taking on their numbers. Maybe it’s karma for firing the only manager that was nice to us right before Xmas.

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