Saturday, January 5, 2013

Apple Crime

From the Exchange: Call it the Apple crime spree. In a somewhat twisted reflection of how popular the tech giant’s sleek devices are, there’s been a disturbing increase in what’s called Apple picking – thieves stealing iPhones, iPads, iPods, and other covetable Apple gadgets.

The latest incident happened on New Year’s Eve when four masked thieves swiped $1.3 million worth of devices from Apple’s (AAPL) flagship store in Paris. The armed robbers attacked the store three hours after it closed and, according to news reports, police said the heist was coordinated to take place as city police dealt with large crowds building up for the New Year Eve’s celebrations on the Champs Elysee and by the Eiffel Tower. The thieves stole almost no cash.

In November thieves stole more than $1.5 million worth of Apple products from a cargo building at New York’s JFK airport, using one of the airport’s forklifts to load about 3,600 new iPad minis into a truck, according to the New York Post….

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