Apple Store thieves still at large

Apple Store thieves still at large

Summary: The two thieves allegedly responsible for a violent break-in at a Sydney Apple Store almost a fortnight ago are still at large, according to the NSW Police Service.

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The two thieves allegedly responsible for a violent break-in at a Sydney Apple Store almost a fortnight ago are still at large, according to the NSW Police Service.

Bondi Apple Store

The Bondi Store during the first iPad launch (Credit: CBSi)

Two men allegedly took sledgehammers to the plate glass windows of the Bondi Junction Apple Store at approximately 2:45am on Friday, 4 March.

The two men then entered the Apple Store, escaping with "several boxes", the NSW Police told ZDNet Australia. A security guard on duty at the time sought cover during the smash-and-grab raid.

No arrests have been made in the case after two weeks and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

ZDNet Australia contacted Apple Australia for comment on what had been stolen, but no response had been received at the time of publication.

Topics: Apple, Government, Government AU, Security

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  • erm... "sought cover"? What exactly were the the Security Guards there for? To take pics from their iPhones that they could upload to YouTube in the hope that someone recognises the bandits?

    Oh, and by the way, anyone in the market for a cheap Macbook Air?
    Aldangerduncan-7c5e6
    • Like all things Apple it's a question of form over function - the store just looks so much cooler than other stores with the security guards there - they're not actually functional.

      Apple doesn't have security problems, don't forget.
      Pachanga-4184c
  • One may ask, why do we have to 'unbrick' iPhones via iTunes before you can use them?
    You have the answer here.

    The same process goes with all their other products.
    YudiS-9d3f8
  • " A security guard on duty at the time sought cover during the smash-and-grab raid." What's the point of having security if they hide when something goes wrong?
    Aussie_kozy