Just witnessed a theft at Apple store!

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  1. danetello macrumors 6502

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    I just wanted to share a story about what I saw at the apple store today :eek:
    I was having my iPhone repaired and was waiting for the genius to get back. I was just waiting near the accessory section, when I saw a guy next to me looking at some software. He then put the box underneath his jacket, which was in his hand, and rushed out of the store!

    This all happened in the afternoon, with a lot of staff members around.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Don't worry about him. The iKillBots will find him. Oh, you've never seen one? That's beceause they're invisible.

    Try not to think about it.
     
  3. Cravendale macrumors member

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    Did you inform anyone?

    If not the iKillBots might consider you an accomplice and come after you as well.
     
  4. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  5. mrm3 macrumors newbie

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    I witnessed a daylight robbery at the Apple store too. In fact anything I have bought there it seems! But I do go back time and again.
     
  6. sammmmy macrumors newbie

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    should have told someone instead of just standing there......good job.
     
  7. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Gestapo is probably on it's way for that guy now as we speak
     
  8. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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    I think the guys have been apprehended by the ASS (Apple Secret Service ) as i type, poor guy
     
  9. anng12 macrumors member

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    Maybe Steve Jobs said that he was holding it wrong.
     
  10. StvenH90 macrumors regular

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    I know when I worked at Walmart years ago, we could not do anything if we see someone stealing... Even the security could not physically hold them down. All we could do is ask them to please stay and wait for the police... :rolleyes:
     
  11. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Dumbest policy ever. If anything this invites more thieves. Because now they are armed with the knowledge that 9 times out of 10, they'll get away with it. I say give security guards the ability to use force, and arm them...even if it is not loaded, and the arms are just to intimidate.


    And don't hire an old lady to be your asset protection either.
     
  12. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I sincerely hope you said something when the employee came back.
     
  13. arkitect, Jul 26, 2011
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    At which store did it happen?
     
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  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    :eek: Shame, shame, Steve knows your name.

    Don't they have cameras in Apple stores? Christ, they are everywhere else.

    Oh well, I guess "breakage" like this is just like replacements out of warranty, paid for by the rest of us.

    ;)
     
  16. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    It's not a dumb policy. Trying to stop a thief could lead to injuries to customers, employees, and bystanders, while also increasing the risk of property damage.

    Instead, most companies (including Walmart) make use of their wall-to-wall security footage to ID perpetrators, and then send nasty letters through a collections agency. It's very hard to dodge those (and that is a problem in its own way).

    Businesses know what they're doing.
     
  17. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Yup. How much money did Apple realistically lose out on from that software disk? It costs them just a few bucks to produce a dvd and box. Not worth risking injuries and possible million dollar lawsuits over a single box of software.
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    *flex*
     
  19. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    Yep, trip him up with an electric cord, and then tie him up with it.
    KGB:D
     
  20. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    You should have run and tackled him or something, that would have made a better story.. I SAVED AN APPLE STORE FROM BEING ROBBED would have been the thread title :rolleyes:
     
  21. StvenH90 macrumors regular

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    Then T-Bag him?
     
  22. senseless macrumors 68000

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    I was at a Microcenter store and saw someone successfully bolt from the checkout counter with a high end laptop.
     
  23. iphonepiephone macrumors regular

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    I advise to mind your own business, as much as I disagree. No man is perfect, and God will judge the person who stole; it's not one mortal's place to place judgement on the wrongdoing of another.

    Take the plank from your own eye, before pointing out the splinter in the eye of another. His judgement will come, beyond the time frame or control of human awareness.
     
  24. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Ha ha, "God" doesn't care. Also, it's ridiculously easy to steal something from an Apple Store...I used to work at one. No barcode detectors, no security sensors, staff usually too occupied to pay attention to potential theft. Apple Retail builds petty theft into their operating budget.
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What if "God" told him to steal it?
     

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