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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:16 PM   #26
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The CCTV may prove useful as although they won't have recordings of their faces at the Apple Store, they would be able to trace the bikes as they travelled through the city getting a good idea of where they ended up.


They should perhaps consider bollards in front of the windows. Those that lift up only at night and are concealed underground during the day. That way it wouldn't ruin the aesthetics of the store front during the day.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:25 PM   #27
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Appearantly the thiefs don't realize that London is blanked in CCTV.
Don't you mean "blanketed"?
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:41 PM   #28
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Hmm...bikes aren't ideal for carrying bulky boxes of electronics. Did they steal floor demo models?
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:43 PM   #29
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Don't you mean "blanketed"?
Just like he meant thieves instead of thiefs, I'm sure.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 01:05 PM   #30
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Hmm...bikes aren't ideal for carrying bulky boxes of electronics. Did they steal floor demo models?
They sound like a bunch of idiots. Didn't they think to bring a van? How much can a moped rider carry? They'll probably make far less than £5K each once they divvy up the goods between riders and passengers. Then they'll do 6 months in jail. That's below minimum wage.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 01:07 PM   #31
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They should perhaps consider bollards in front of the windows. Those that lift up only at night and are concealed underground during the day. That way it wouldn't ruin the aesthetics of the store front during the day.
Bollards may stop a car or van, but I think they would be useless against motorcycles and mopeds!
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 01:32 PM   #32
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I read somewhere that store display iPhones (and presumably 3G iPads) don't have SIM slots, so they won't be worth much
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 01:47 PM   #33
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 02:00 PM   #34
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My first thought, 'You think they'd have a more elegant solution in place for boarding up the window.'
Yeah right so when the window company gets a call in the middle of the night to secure some premised do they need to ask if the customer wants flake board or some nice wood panelling? Mahogany or Walnut?
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 02:05 PM   #35
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Seems it's time for Apple to invent "Transparent Aluminum" (From Star Trek) so their stores can't be broken into as easily.
I see, your certain no such metal has been in Apple's Chambers yet?
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 02:07 PM   #36
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Angry News update-

Several of the businesses in the local area have been targeted by the same gang in the past couple of months including, The Ray-Ban Store, Chanel, Vision Express and several high profile fashion stores. It appears to be the same gang using the same tactics, and it has been seen in some of the burglaries that they've no problem in harming the security on duty.

This isn't the first in the area and by no means the last, they drove a bike through two 4m high 2 inch thick glass doors and down a staircase in the ray-ban store in August...not cool, hope the cops catch the gits soon!

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Old Oct 10, 2011, 02:36 PM   #37
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Where were the security guards-my local apple store has security guards sitting in the store from closing till they open again..

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Several of the businesses in the local area have been targeted by the same gang in the past couple of months including, The Ray-Ban Store, Chanel, Vision Express and several high profile fashion stores. It appears to be the same gang using the same tactics, and it has been seen in some of the burglaries that they've no problem in harming the security on duty.

This isn't the first in the area and by no means the last, they drove a bike through two 4m high 2 inch thick glass doors and down a staircase in the ray-ban store in August...not cool, hope the cops catch the gits soon!

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yes i agree not cool-these idiots need to be caught & fu#@ked up..
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 02:50 PM   #38
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Heh, they should have waited for the iPhone 4S deliveries.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 03:01 PM   #39
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Here’s one thing the copycat Microsoft stores won’t have to worry about.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 03:09 PM   #40
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Several of the businesses in the local area have been targeted by the same gang in the past couple of months including, The Ray-Ban Store, Chanel, Vision Express and several high profile fashion stores. It appears to be the same gang using the same tactics, and it has been seen in some of the burglaries that they've no problem in harming the security on duty.

This isn't the first in the area and by no means the last, they drove a bike through two 4m high 2 inch thick glass doors and down a staircase in the ray-ban store in August...not cool, hope the cops catch the gits soon!

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^That sounds pretty bad-ass.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 04:21 PM   #41
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Well, you know the best thing to cure looting biker gangs right?

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Old Oct 10, 2011, 06:00 PM   #42
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transparent aluminum?

doesn't every iPhone 4 already have AluminoSilicate glass? Sapphires are aluminum crystals, it already exists. Al2O3 I believe.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 08:04 PM   #43
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Apple can activate "Find my iPhone" and track the missing devices

Surely Apple have the serial numbers of the missing devices and are able to remotely activate "find my iPhone" and track them down through that or other methods like when they are activated/synced etc.

Someone in Australia stole an iPad and the owner/victim told the police exactly where it was - in the thiefs house, and they arrested him.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 08:41 PM   #44
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I read somewhere that store display iPhones (and presumably 3G iPads) don't have SIM slots, so they won't be worth much
I know that in the US they phones have SIM slots and cards, but the cards and IMEI numbers are logged and when someone tries activating it they'll be in deep you know what.

I doubt that anyone will try to activate a hot iPhone though.

Our stores don't have 3G iPads on display, so no need for a SIM.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 11:40 PM   #45
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They should perhaps consider bollards in front of the windows. Those that lift up only at night and are concealed underground during the day. That way it wouldn't ruin the aesthetics of the store front during the day.
In the Netherlands many businesses have security fences like this.
Still can look trough but very secure.
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I know that in the US they phones have SIM slots and cards, but the cards and IMEI numbers are logged and when someone tries activating it they'll be in deep you know what.

I doubt that anyone will try to activate a hot iPhone though.

Our stores don't have 3G iPads on display, so no need for a SIM.
Maybe in the US they track you but in many countries the police doesn't see this as a priority, even not in Europe, only when real crime is involved like drugs and murder they can track but even then they have to ask a Judge first.
Its petty crime and there is too much time involved to track stolen phones IMEI numbers.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 04:11 AM   #47
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What I'd like to know is where was this fella who was supposed to be camped outside that store for the iP4S launch.
From the pictures, the window caved in is around the corner, and the farthest away from where he was camping.
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Maybe in the US they track you but in many countries the police doesn't see this as a priority, even not in Europe, only when real crime is involved like drugs and murder they can track but even then they have to ask a Judge first.
Its petty crime and there is too much time involved to track stolen phones IMEI numbers.
Never said they'd track you. The worst they'd do is take the phone when you try activating it.
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From the pictures, the window caved in is around the corner, and the farthest away from where he was camping.
I'm sure that if he heard anything he would have preferred to remain unnoticed to avoid getting beaten up or killed.
And who knows, maybe he called the police.

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Yep, only Jackie would have been able to save the Apple store. He's much better than a loaded weapon.
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