Apple's Covent Garden Retail Store Raided in Organized Motorbike Robbery

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    Police at Covent Garden store following the robbery (Source: Rob Shoesmith)

    The Indepdent reports that Apple's Covent Garden store in London was the target of an organized smash-and-grab robbery conducted by a group of moped and motorcycle riders last night, and it appears that at least seven vehicles and as many as fourteen individuals were involved.
    Two individuals, a 16-year-old and a 21-year-old, were later apprehended carrying bags of property believed to have been stolen from the store.

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    Boarded-up window at Covent Garden retail store (Source: The Next Web)
    The Metropolitan Police Service has requested that anyone with information on the robbery please contact law enforcement.

    Article Link: Apple's Covent Garden Retail Store Raided in Organized Motorbike Robbery
     
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    Oh no!
     
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    Too impatient to wait for Oct 12th? :p
     
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    Damn

    aren't they gonna look dumb when they look on 'find my iphone'
     
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    wasnt me :p
     
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    In other news, Apple's iOS products include a "Where's My iPod/Pad/Phone?" service with instant live updates of the device's whereabouts, and the ability to remotely "brick" those devices.
     
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    Apple should publicize more of it Find My iDevice.
     
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    Guess you could say
    *puts on sunglasses*
    they wanted some hot products.

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
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    Appearantly the thiefs don't realize that London is blanked in CCTV.
     
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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.
     
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    It doesn't brick the device, it wipes it to be like a fresh one out of the box.

    A fresh one that does not have Find my iDevice enabled anymore since that info was wiped.

    Unless I just don't have the new "Brick my iPhone" app?!?

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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.
     
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    He must have been moved on by the boys in blue (probably under the Prevention of Terrorism Act :rolleyes: ). I was in the CG store yesterday and didn't see him

    Hope the thieves didn't destroy the sizeable memorial to SJ outside the store!!!
     
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    Wasn't that invented (with a voice activated) Apple product!

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    justperry

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    We already found out some while ago that london is full of looters.
    Common Steve tell the man in charge up there to do something about it!
     
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    A couple of the idiots were caught, too. Dregs of society.
     
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    Or use some of that old glass removed from the 5th avenue store remodel.
     
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    They were wearing motorbike helmets, apparently, so CCTV not so helpful.

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    He is still there, but apparently slept through the actual robbery - woke up to the sound of alarms going off and motorbikes speeding away.

    The first photo in this article was taken by him. See http://robshoesmith.blogspot.com/
     
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    They should use that plexiglass that banks use.
    Impossible to penetrate.
     
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    These guys were obviously still in jail during the July riots, and felt a bit left out.
     
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    That is not plexiglass, its armored glass and it will stop bullets.
    Plexiglass will easily scratch so a no go for Apple when you can't look inside anymore after a couple of years.
     
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    My first thought, 'You think they'd have a more elegant solution in place for boarding up the window.'
     
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    Isn't that bloke still camping outside for the new iPhone launch ? he should have stopped them :D
     

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