Atlanta Apple Store(s) Robbed $200K in merchandise stolen.

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  1. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/man-arrested-trying-to-113297.html

    The reporter on the newscast called an iPod touch and iTouch. Haha.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It doesn't say that for me. Just mentions iPods and notebooks from various malls, doesn't specify the stores. I assume this was a night job?
     
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    You carry two at a time. One in each hand. And make forty convenient trips back into the store. Duh. :p
     
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    Not very inconspicuous...
     
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    80 (laptops)*$2000 (Average?)=$160,000

    30 (iPods)*250=$7500.


    That's assuming that the iPods were all 120GB Classics. I'm sure there were Nano's, Touches, Shuffles, and the more expensive classics, so I thought I'd use that as an average.

    That's $170,000 at most.
     
  9. FDX macrumors regular

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    Rounded up to $200K makes for better headline.:D
     
  10. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    "and other electronics"

    Maybe factor in some monitors, apple tv's, a few imacs and mac pros?
     
  11. SMDrew macrumors member

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    Depends on how you do it. Dress up in a Apple shirt (or black mock turtleneck and blue jeans :D) and mall security won't question you as you move it around. Works for that guy in the commercials stealing all that Miller High-Life.
     
  12. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Wow. Thats kind of scary. I live 10 miles from Perimeter Mall and frequent there. Makes me kind of weary of it now.
     
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    They must be some serious weight lifters to steal MPs.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So the story is get on eBay and start hunting for a deal?
     
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    Apple retail employees need to start getting hazard pay.:p
     
  16. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    What is scary about this? A guy stole merchandise from an Apple store, it happens all the time to pretty much every store everywhere in the world.

    I could just see this:

    Me: Wanna go to the mall?
    You: Yeah but not Perimeter Mall, I heard a guy stole from the Apple store. Its scary.
     
  17. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    Part of the confusion is the misuse of the term "robbed." Shoplifting or burgling is not robbing.

    I guess it's not as dramatic for a homeowner to return from vacation to find her home empty and shout, "I've been burgled!" but that would be the correct term, not, "I've been robbed!"

    Without force or threat of force there is no robbery.
     
  18. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    1. I wouldnt go to the mall with you anyways
    2. Im still going to go, its just a little unnerving.
     
  19. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    You do not even have to go that far.

    Just act like you are doing your job and supposed to be doing something like that and 99% of people will not question you. It is sad but as long as you do not act like you are doing something wrong you can get away with a lot of stuff.
    It does not set off anyone radar if you do not behave incorrectly. Hell that pallet jack pulling it around would of made it even easier to pull it off because who would think someone using a pallet jack was stealing something. People would assume they are doing their job and leave it at that.
     

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