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Old Sep 6, 2012, 11:51 PM   #101
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There's a table full of ipads still in there. Why would the thieves leave that?
These are smart thieves. They know those iPad home buttons are disabled.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 12:39 AM   #102
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There are several types of malls. This store was in a mall. So yes you would need it in a mall.
Malls are indoors where I come from in VA, DC, MD.

Outdoor ones are called Plazas, Promenades or Town/Shopping Centers in this area. Been like this for ages.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 12:50 AM   #103
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I hate it when Apple Stores get vandalized and burglarized. But it just proves the demand and value for their products. Other brands just don't have the same "demand".
People drive their cars into Kwik E Marts for cryin' out loud.

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That probably would have more resale value than any of the stuff they ended up stealing.



We had some iMacs stolen from our school, and we called Apple to see if they could be located or remotely killed. Apple said they didn't have that ability. As for iDevices, it might be a different story.
UH, yes you can. You turn it on right there in iCloud prefs. I can find my iMac and wipe it if I like on iCloud.com. Your iMacs are old.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 01:24 AM   #104
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Now lets see if they are dumb enough to power the devices on or give them to clowns.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 02:18 AM   #105
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Bummed

This is my local store. So bummed. I hope they are up and running again soon. I imagine the stolen devices will be tracked. What idiots for stealing track able devices.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 02:28 AM   #106
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That sucks. I was there for the grand opening back in the day.

dumb thieves.

EDIT: Dumb thieves indeed!

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Temecula police Lt. Doug McGrew said Thursday that a license plate on the vehicle, a 2003 BMW SUV, got ripped off during the incident and left behind at the scene.

Officers used the information on the plate to find the vehicle and detained a suspect.
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/te...8ea98e18d.html

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Old Sep 7, 2012, 02:47 AM   #107
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Cannot believe these Apple stores do not have car stop barriers (giant metal/granite poles that stop cars from going into store fronts)?

Guaranteed they will have them in front of the store by the time it reopens.

Best Buy has them in front of most of their stores.



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part of the reason why Best Buy looks so ghetto. Like they're expecting to get robbed..
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 05:10 AM   #108
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So this is not allowed? Sorry, I thought this was one of those self-checkout stores.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 09:16 AM   #109
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Wow and at the same time not surprise on what people may do this days.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:04 AM   #110
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Yes, but no iWitnesses.
Ok, that made me laugh.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:05 AM   #111
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we call it Ram Raided in the UK
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:24 AM   #112
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Should've used transparent aluminum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSmGjB-G6v8
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 12:20 PM   #113
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Steve Jobs is the new Chuck Norris
That's an insult to Steve.
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 02:28 PM   #114
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Insurance isn't free or cheap.
No, however it is already a sunk cost.
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Temecula PD epic fail, they have an office like 50 yards from this store, where were they?
Accidents are preventable. Intentional smash n grab is not exactly easy to thwart before it occurs.
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People tried to crash your gate to steal your pigs?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 03:47 PM   #115
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Who would have ever thought that this could/would happen to a retail store made entirely out of glass?
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 11:05 PM   #116
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This thread had quite a few creative jokes. LOL

A+
Some of them have been kinda stale.

...Kinda like the bread the thieves will be eating in jail...

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Old Sep 8, 2012, 03:20 AM   #117
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According to this article http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...plate-in-store the thieves have been caught through extraordinary stupidity on their side.
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Old Sep 8, 2012, 09:58 AM   #118
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This truly was an ios6 developer testing apples new map system.
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Old Sep 8, 2012, 09:06 PM   #119
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Just went down to take my brand new MBP in since it's been crashing, little did I know that the whole store had crashed too. I wonder if both our problems are related to a faulty driver?

Though I was hoping to get in before the latest launch blitz it's good to know they'll reopen in a few days. *sigh*

At least these iDiots got caught.
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 08:33 AM   #120
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Accidents are preventable. Intentional smash n grab is not exactly easy to thwart before it occurs.
Your universe is completely backwards (to me).
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 10:26 AM   #121
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No wonder they're resorting to theft to make money. They're stupid. I doubt they recovered much more than the cost of the vehicle damage because all they could get to were floor demos and accessories.
Probably a stolen car. And quite possibly a clunker that's worth no more than $1000. Doesn't take many Apple devices to make more than that
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 10:38 AM   #122
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Probably a stolen car. And quite possibly a clunker that's worth no more than $1000. Doesn't take many Apple devices to make more than that
It was apparently a BMW.

So much for being a "clunker."
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 03:17 PM   #123
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Malls are indoors where I come from in VA, DC, MD.

Outdoor ones are called Plazas, Promenades or Town/Shopping Centers in this area. Been like this for ages.
The Temecula mall is an inside mall. It does however have several buildings skirting the outside of it. The Apple store, a movie theatre and several restaurants are the ones outside.
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 03:56 PM   #124
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Is this the Huntsville, AL store??
Really, you didn't read the thread title? How about a quick google of Temecula - probably not too many places named that, right?

I wouldn't be surprised if Apple wasn't simply self-insured, like a lot of government agencies, wherein they can absorb the cost for a lot less than regular premiums would cost. Insurance is a profitable business, they make more money in premiums than they pay out, otherwise they'd be out of business. Apple is better off just being self-insured instead of paying the cost plus the profit to an insurer.
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Old Sep 9, 2012, 04:28 PM   #125
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Really, you didn't read the thread title? How about a quick google of Temecula - probably not too many places named that, right?.
I believe he was referring to the picture of a Best Buy that was posted.

Context is your friend.
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