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Car Smashes Into Apple Store In Berkeley; Apple Products Stolen
NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee

Posted on 05/10/2014 11:15:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A suspect smashed a car into an Apple store in Berkeley early Friday morning and made off with merchandise, police said.

Berkeley police responded around 2:52 a.m. to a report of an alarm from the Apple store at 1823 Fourth St. and discovered a car inside the store surrounded by glass debris.

Officers checked the vehicle and found it was empty, but noticed “signs of prowl” inside the business.

Officers conducted a search of the business but did not find any suspects. An investigation revealed that several Apple products were stolen, including several laptops and iPhone.

McDonald's Tests Seasoned French Fries in U.S. AppleInsider.com posted pictures of the aftermath of the crash, which showed that the car aimed at the store's front doors, damaging them and the metal security gate.

Based on the information officers have at this point, it appears the suspect deliberately drove the vehicle into the store in order to burglarize the business. The store remained closed today as workers tried to repair the damage.A suspect drove through the glass windows of the Apple store in Berkeley early Friday morning, May 9, 2014, and made off with store merchandise, police said. Apple store burglary in Berkeley. Photo courtesy Berkeleyside/Mickey Novello

Some Apple store employees could be seen helping customers with Genius Bar appointments on the sidewalk. A few customers described the burglary as "brazen."

"This is not the kind of crime we normally see for sure in Berkeley, in this part of Berkeley, it's definitely disappointing," said Berkeley resident Pam Gray.

Vehicular smash-and-grabs have been reported at other Apple stores around the world, including and the company'sTemecula, Calif., store.

Surveillance video from the Temecula Apple Store shows a BMW smashing into the store's glass doors and plouging down display tables, a man in a mask grabbing as many devices as possible.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apple; berkeley; theft

1 posted on 05/10/2014 11:15:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

Free Apple products Ping


2 posted on 05/10/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

.....”This is not the kind of crime we normally see for sure in Berkeley, in this part of Berkeley, it’s definitely disappointing,” said Berkeley resident Pam Gray.....

Sounds just like the Berkeley mentality at work to me. Gosh darn Amish ping too.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: nickcarraway

If Microsoft had freestanding stores, they’d be crashing into them out of sheer murderous rage.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

“Man Smashes Car Into Windows Store; Returns Products”


5 posted on 05/10/2014 11:23:15 AM PDT by twister881
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To: RegulatorCountry

And we would have more broken windows


6 posted on 05/10/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: nickcarraway
"McDonald's Tests Seasoned French Fries in U.S."

Was this guy after Apple gear, or did he just have the late night munchies?

7 posted on 05/10/2014 11:23:55 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: RegulatorCountry

GMTA


8 posted on 05/10/2014 11:23:57 AM PDT by twister881
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To: nickcarraway

Must have been an Apple fan boy.
They should have waited till the new iPhone 6 & tablets came out...


9 posted on 05/10/2014 11:24:43 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: GunsareOK

Why, it almost sounds as if Berkeley is segregated. How can that be, in such a vaunted vale of progressivity?


10 posted on 05/10/2014 11:24:46 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: GunsareOK

the perps were too stupid to turn the auto around....and use a low gear to get back OUT through the gate

amazing

grad students very likely!! urinalism! department!


11 posted on 05/10/2014 11:25:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

One rotten Apple spoils the whole barrel!!!


12 posted on 05/10/2014 11:26:13 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: RegulatorCountry

There are Microsoft stores, one near me.


13 posted on 05/10/2014 11:27:21 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: nickcarraway

Berkeley residents shaking their head over the crime, while looking down at their phones for the cheap merchandise deals on Craig’s List.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 11:28:40 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: nickcarraway
McDonald's Tests Seasoned French Fries in U.S.

What flavors?

15 posted on 05/10/2014 11:29:06 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: al baby

Having designed numerous logos over the years, I’ve always thought the semiotics of that Windows logo to be hilariously appropriate. Looks like somebody just flung it in frustration and the panes shattered.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 11:30:16 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: UB355

An actual freestanding store instead of a mall kiosk?

Uh oh.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 11:30:54 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

The didn’t use sapphire glass for their windows?

Apple, what could you be thinking?


18 posted on 05/10/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: UB355

If that were true, why aren’t you there smashing windows right now?


19 posted on 05/10/2014 11:35:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Which costs more, the BMW or the products stolen?
Surely the driver didn’t steal enough stuff to match the price of the car.
The car must be stolen.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 11:36:51 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: MeshugeMikey

Maybe womyn’s studies, black studies, LGBT studies, BWP (beer, wine, and pot) studies.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 11:39:56 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: GunsareOK

RIe Awn.... RIte Awn!!


22 posted on 05/10/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

This sort of MO has been going on in the East Bay recently.

Same in MO in a robbery where a car smashed through Macy’s in Walnut Creek not long ago.


23 posted on 05/10/2014 12:00:42 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like they need to place some iBollards in front of each store.


24 posted on 05/10/2014 12:03:32 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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25 posted on 05/10/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GunsareOK

Oh come on!
More sanctimonius pc crap from the mouth of Berkeleytonians.
That neighborhood ,so close to the freeway, is just the type of gentrified place you would see this happening.
They may well have said:”crime in Berkeley”?
“ Well we are just so well educated and above it all.”
Their mentality is up so far up their A**.


26 posted on 05/10/2014 12:29:30 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: PAR35

Apple.


27 posted on 05/10/2014 12:29:32 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

Free Apple products are now a human right.

Let’s see the libs at Apple start handing them out to the po’ folk.


28 posted on 05/10/2014 12:36:37 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: nickcarraway
why aren’t you there smashing windows right now?

Because Windows Sync in my Ford got the BSOD blues and the car is dead.

29 posted on 05/10/2014 12:41:17 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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30 posted on 05/10/2014 12:41:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: windcliff

Good response.


31 posted on 05/10/2014 12:56:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: MeshugeMikey

How could you miss *this* news, inserted bizarrely into the article?

“McDonald’s Tests Seasoned French Fries in U.S.”

Subliminal suggestion!


32 posted on 05/10/2014 1:42:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: ifinnegan
This sort of MO has been going on in the East Bay recently.

Same in MO in a robbery where a car smashed through Macy’s in Walnut Creek not long ago.

Best Buy got wise to these types of robberies and "thug-proofed" their stores with security bollards a long time ago.


33 posted on 05/10/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Salamander

Wait, did you just get back from smashing a car into a McDonald’s?


34 posted on 05/10/2014 2:02:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They couldn’t have gotten much. Very little actual merchandise is in the store area. They have a storeroom separate from the store that is like Fort Knox. That’s where they keep the expensive stuff. Most likely they only made off with a bunch of accessories like phone cases and cables.


35 posted on 05/10/2014 2:43:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

LOL!

Nah.

;)


36 posted on 05/10/2014 3:08:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: SamAdams76
They couldn’t have gotten much. Very little actual merchandise is in the store area. They have a storeroom separate from the store that is like Fort Knox. That’s where they keep the expensive stuff. Most likely they only made off with a bunch of accessories like phone cases and cables.

And even if they did get some phones and tablets, I'm pretty certain Apple has the capability to brick anything that's been stolen, --after they've located it via GPS.

37 posted on 05/10/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: martin_fierro

The nearby MS store was also crashed into by a vehicle, but it was a van, which backed through the front window, the doors swung open, and the masked ne’er-do-wells inside threw out hundreds of unopened Zunes, then they fled in the vehicle.


38 posted on 05/10/2014 6:01:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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