While most people were either out getting drunk or celebrating New Years in other ways, some thieves in Paris decided to spend their NYE robbing the flagship Apple Store in Paris of more than 1 million Euros worth of iPhones and iPads.
The actual attack took place at about 9PM on Monday, just three hours after the store had closed.
Police believe it was coordinated to take place as police dealt with large crowds building up for the New Year Eve’s celebrations on the Champs Elysee and by the Eiffel Tower.
The robbers, who were masked and carrying handguns, are believed to have attacked a security guard before helping themselves to smartphones and tablets.
With Apple products priced at a premium, on the black market as well, the appeal in robbing an Apple Store is self explanatory. And given that a lone iPhone or iPad can fetch a few hundred on the street, robbing in bulk, so to speak, certainly has an allure for those lurking in the criminal underworld.
via Daily Mail