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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:29 PM   #26
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In before anyone else saying "This would never happen at a Samsung Store"
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:31 PM   #27
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Probably an inside job.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:33 PM   #28
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Probably an inside job.
Yep.

THey must have known stock. No way they would have cold called.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:33 PM   #29
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Wait, surely guns aren't allowed in the store. How did those criminals not know that?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:35 PM   #30
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If their products weren't so over priced then there wouldn't be such a false second hand product market. You don't see people smash and grab PC World for some Samsung laptops because their prices are reasonable so there isn't a stupid second hand market.
News that doesn't get posted doesn't mean it never happened. Apple is a very high-profile company. Most people's great grandmother's know of a product Apple makes, I beg to differ if the same people can name one product from Samsung.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:35 PM   #31
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Wow, I was just in that store recently...
Apple needs to find a way to beef up their security in these stores. The more these stories are in the news the more smash and grabs are going to happen...
There is not much a store can do to protect itself from armed robbery other than locking up merchandise (Which they keep more on the floor during holidays to speed up checkouts.) And having a shootout where innocent people get hurt in an Apple store will damage their brand way more than having a bunch of goods stolen.

Having rent-a-cop's with guns will do no good as they can't kill people for theft.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:36 PM   #32
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Hahahaha this is hilarious unlucky apple.
Ah, a twisted sense of humor.

I like that
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:37 PM   #33
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If their products weren't so over priced then there wouldn't be such a false second hand product market. You don't see people smash and grab PC World for some Samsung laptops because their prices are reasonable so there isn't a stupid second hand market.
What the heck was that? A $20 bill is worth exactly $20. Thieves will still steal it.

People don't steal Samsung junk because Samsung are yet to create a TV ad begging thieves to consider doing so.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:39 PM   #34
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I just saw Les Misérables, are they sure that it simply wasn't the citizenry rising up again? France does have a history of that.....
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:50 PM   #35
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Thanks for the credit after I emailing you the story lads!
OK, here's the thanks for everyone who wrote in (first at the top):

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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:57 PM   #36
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OK, here's the thanks for everyone who wrote in (first at the top):

Thanks Florian!
Thanks Popescu!
Thanks Franck!
Thanks Floris!
Thanks Den!
Thanks Chris!
Thanks Michael!
Thanks Guillaume!
Thanks Alexis!
Thanks C!
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Thanks Tony!
Thanks Mark!
Thanks Peter!
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Thanks Dries!
Thanks Neil!
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Thanks Seb!
Thanks Andrew!
Thanks Sam!
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Ok, now go back and apply this retroactively to all your past articles
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:02 PM   #37
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Hahahaha this is hilarious unlucky apple.
mmm... unlucky insurance company surely?

Don't worry though they've called Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:03 PM   #38
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Theft is a Good Thing for Apple $$$

Apple could but an end to this problem if it wanted to. All they need is an on-line registry that matches device serial number to the owner. Then no-one would want a stolen Apple device because it would not work.

There are some details to work out but in general every devive (iPhone, iPad, Mac,..) has an owner, when they leave the factory the owner is "Apple Inc." and then later the buyer can register it, or not. But if he does register it then he can always remotely shut down the device or if it has a GPS, find out where it is. This function can be burned into non-erasable ROM

But on the whole I bet Apple makes money from theft. Some one takes your phone and then you buy a new one and Apple wins. Theft is on the whole a "Good Thing" for Apple even if they did just loose a few of their own.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:08 PM   #39
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Missing from the story is the part where Apple files a lawsuit against Samsung over the theft.
This just in:

The SAMSUNG store in Paris was broken into via a drive by. A masked man smashed a window, threw a Nexus 4 into the store and fled!

When the police found out what happened they stopped the investigation according to crime chief Pepe Le Pew.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:09 PM   #40
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How can 4 people quickly rob 1 million euros worth of Apple stuff? I know the Apple retail prices are high , but still, that is a lot of carrying to do?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:10 PM   #41
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I would think that Apple has serial numbers on all stolen inventory.

If not, they're more stupid than I look.
Please post a photo of yourself so we can verify this bold statement.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:10 PM   #42
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c'est la vie.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:15 PM   #43
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How can 4 people quickly rob 1 million euros worth of Apple stuff? I know the Apple retail prices are high , but still, that is a lot of carrying to do?
I thought that, its about 1500 iPhones/iPads worth and that's a lot to carry
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:18 PM   #44
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1 million euros? That's like 3 iPhones!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:19 PM   #45
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Did they ride and crash their motorcycles through the front door? Damm, that would make a great scene for the movie "The Great Apple Heist"
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:27 PM   #46
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They pulled it off! Nice sum of products to get away with. Too bad they have to sell them all off very quickly before they get too old (in terms of generations) and worthless. They're gonna be caught for sure

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Security probably had their Do-Not-Disturb on....
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Missing from the story is the part where Apple files a lawsuit against Samsung over the theft.
Not until Samsung copies a break in
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:36 PM   #47
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If their products weren't so over priced then there wouldn't be such a false second hand product market.
If Apple's products were overpriced, then there would be no customers for their products. Given that Apple's stores are so crowded, and with waiting list for some of their products, it might, in fact, mean that some of their products are underpriced.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:42 PM   #48
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"Mr Crepin said the robbers mainly took 'a lot of goods' and very little money. Early estimates were that the haul was worth well over 1 million euros, or close to 1 million pounds."

And still us Americans have no idea how much that is actually worth LOL
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:47 PM   #49
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Security probably had their Do-Not-Disturb on....
Genius, well played, Sir!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:53 PM   #50
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I think I read somewhere that they robbed from the truck, or at least during the delivery between the truck and the shop. That would make sense, considering that you don't rob 1,600 boxes inside a store very quickly ($1,000,000.00 / $600 average price).
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