The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
60 iPads Stolen From Best Buy
Two masked thieves in January stole more than 50 iPads from a Texas Best Buy just after the store closed. The thieves broke into the store through a metal roll-up door and went straight for the iPads, local TV station KSAT reported. The customers, according to surveillance video, "dropped a few on their way out the door." A nearly identical incident took place in Sarasota, Fla., last week, as "several" masked men broke into a Best Buy through the rear door and stole electronic equipment, according to Brandenton.com.
Two Arrested in Tinfoil Fry's Theft
Two men were arrested in January for attempting to steal computer equipment from a Fry's Electronics in Downers Grove, Ill. According to Mysuburbanlife.com, the two men placed the items in tinfoil wrap and placed it under their clothes. They were caught soon after.
Porn DVD Stolen
At the very same Downers Grove Fry's location, a 19-year-old man was arrested last month and charged with stealing an adult DVD, Downers Grove Patch reported. The man was seen removing the DVD from its package and placing it in his front pocket; he was caught while attempting to leave without paying and charged with retail theft. The same Patch site reported that a different 19-year-old, man, also last month, was arrested at that Fry's for trying to steal a graphics card.