They Are Going To Be Mad They Didnt Wait!

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  1. cloudcity macrumors newbie

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  3. cloudcity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, but if you think about what they took, it's pretty stupid.

    They took 20 MBP's that have a retail value of what, $40k? Even less when the new ones come out.

    Now they have to sell those, they might make $1200 per machine on the street, so street value totalling about $24,000. Split that between a few guys, and figure all the work/risk that will go into selling them, and you made $8k to risk your life, risk going to prison, selling them to shady people, which exposes you to all kinds of law enforcement, etc...

    So yeah, they are pros, and seem to be very competent, but why not use that skill to steal something valuable, rob a millionaires home for jewels, etc... (I'm not condoning, just observing...)
     
  4. 6-0 Prolene macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's true... One would think there'd be higher-value targets in a BB. Not to mention the fact that there have to be serial numbers on record somewhere.

    It's a dumb thing to do, but also impressive. Definitely not the standard smash-and-grab. I'm sure they'll get caught selling them though.
     
  5. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    for that kind of effort, they deserve them. But cloud does make a good point. Alot of work for a fairly small score. Not to mention every one of those should have a traceable serial number.



    edit: on the plus side, the decrease in inventory can only help accelerate the new MBP release :p
     
  6. 21st100 macrumors newbie

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    If they put the MacBooks on Ebay as brand new they wouldnt lose alot of value.. im guessing
     
  7. WorldWideOliver macrumors newbie

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    Maybe they thought that if they stole the pros, steve jobs would realize that the old books and therefore apple is now associated with criminals and that they therefore have to release the new ones now....

    Actually it was me...
    I confess...
     
  8. Dcuellar macrumors regular

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    This had to be someone on MR. They were trying to wipe out the stock in order to help bring the new MBP's out.

    :D
     
  9. Webb macrumors regular

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    Don't forget eBay...:D
     
  10. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Inside job

    [​IMG]

    "Don't look at me, I didn't do it!"
     
  11. kyzen macrumors regular

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    Oh, I wouldn't say they risked their lives. As someone who used to do a lot of rock climbing, I can say that if they had the proper equipment, they were safer dangling from the roof than they would be trying to dash in, grab a machine, and dash out.

    A basic harness + a rope tied off to keep them ~6 feet off the ground, then a rope ladder or daisy chain or some other tool to easily ascend without needing people to pull you up (or a lot of physical prowess); that part would be cake. Since laptop boxes all have these convenient handles in them now, they could lower another rope with a bunch of carabiners on it, hook up a handful of Macbooks at a time for somebody on the rool to pull back out.

    Cutting the hole in the roof without the piece falling down, now that takes talent :eek:
     
  12. Maczz macrumors newbie

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    Ship to Brazil, you can get double $$$$.
     
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    Maybe they aren't using them to sell them. Maybe they are using them for some other heist... dun dun dun!
     
  14. Reventon macrumors 6502

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    That is some pretty impressive skills for a thief. They must have seen Mission Impossible. But, they should have stole something else instead of those MacBook Pros, of all the things at Best Buy they could have took.
     
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Maybe they were just practicing for something bigger.
     
  16. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    THe Israelis should have hired these guys to assassinate that Hamas guy.

    Time to start watching eBay for cheap Macbooks!

    Im sure the New Brunswick PD will crack the case. NOT!
    If it isn't a dime bag of crack they're out of their league.
     
  17. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Dell Laptops?
     
  18. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    That's peanuts.
    They should stolen a few washer and dryers.

    This was an inside job. How many people know that particular BB has motion sensors on the floor?
     
  19. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Oh no.....I can see it now. Threads like "Steal now or wait" :eek::rolleyes:
     
  20. Melrose Suspended

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    Isn't there a way they can track computers if they're stolen? Like lojack of something. I thought there was, but maybe I'm thinking of something else.

    I love that show.
     
  21. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    I wanna buy one.:rolleyes:

    Cool story. Maybe they're MR members. :cool:
     
  22. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    No.
    I had to explain this about a billion times at the last place I worked when a self proclaimed corporate diva checked her laptop through airport luggage. It never arrived in London. Unless you installed some special software:
    You cannot track a PC.
    You cannot track a Mac.

    I will say it again - you cannot track a laptop, desktop, buttop.
    Even if you did install this magical software, unless they sign onto the internet with the machine its useless.
     
  23. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Based on how much effort they must have put into planning this, I think they knew exactly what they wanted to go after.
     
  24. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Obviously an inside job, probably by high school kids with too little to occupy their time. And they took the Macs because the cameras wouldn't see them. If there was a washing machine there, they would have taken that.

    mt
     
  25. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Washing Machines are heavy, laptops aren't ;). This does seem like a daring raid.
     

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