The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
Chicago Thieves Make Off With Apple Products
A group of thieves in the Chicago area reportedly stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from an area Best Buy, including numerous Apple devices. According to Chicago's CBS affiliate, the nine-man group stole 60 iPads, and 11 MacBooks. The thieves were caught on video driving a truck with a logo on it of a supply outfit with a store nearby.
Walmart Thieves Drove a Rental Getaway Car
Two thieves who stole computers from a Walmart in North Carolina rented a car for the getaway- and were nabbed when store employees wrote down their license number. According to Storefront Backtalk, once the rental car company was made aware, they were able to shut down the engine remotely and use a GPS to run down its location. When police arrived the two men were "staring at the car" with the hood open and wondering why it wouldn't start.
Apologetic Thief Steals Again
A man in England was caught stealing a computer from a residence, and then stole from the victim again when he visited the home to deliver a police-ordered apology. According to the Daily Mail, the thief stole the second computer while the wheelchair-bound victim was using the bathroom.