Thieves reportedly stole $500,000 value of iPhones, iPads, and Apple watches from a Washington Apple retailer after slicing by the lavatory wall of a neighboring espresso machine retailer to achieve entry to the again room.
As native Washington information outlet KOMO Information reviews, the burglars made away with greater than 400 totally different Apple merchandise after breaking into the closed Alderwood Mall retailer at round 7 pm on April 2.
Seattle Espresso Gear Regional Supervisor Eric Marks was quoted in KOMO Information as saying: “Our entrance door was locked. They pried our entrance door open. [It was a] 24 by 18 gap minimize within the wall into what seems to be the again room of the Apple retailer. I’m shocked we have been the conduit for them to get to the Apple retailer. I had no concept we have been so shut or adjoining to them.”
In accordance with 9to5Mac, the thieves carried their Apple haul by the opening they’d minimize earlier than strolling out of the espresso retailer.
Maren McKay, communications supervisor of Lynnwood Police, which is investigating the break-in, advised KOMO Information the operation was “well-organized”, and added that “no fingerprints” have been left behind. Footage of the break-in has not been shared with media shops as a result of ongoing investigation.
Brookfield Properties, the house owners of the Alderwood Mall retailer, advised KOMO Information that they’d a sturdy safety system and the break-in was an remoted incident.
Seattle Espresso Gear, the espresso machine retailer that was used to achieve entry to the Apple retailer, mentioned they’d changed their locks and the break-in, which left a big gap within the wall, value them $1,800 in damages.
As 9to5Mac notes, if resold, any potential purchaser of the stolen Apple merchandise will be unable to activate their gadgets as a result of Apple can remotely block the serial numbers and IMEI numbers for stolen iPhones, iPads, and watches.