The Lynnwood Police Department in Washington State is currently investigating an unusual robbery that took place at an Apple Store. On April 2nd, thieves managed to steal over 400 iPhones from the store, which were valued at around $500,000.
To carry out the heist, the burglars first broke into a nearby coffee shop and then cut a large hole in the bathroom wall of the store that connected directly to the Apple Store.
“Two men broke into one of our retail locations. Why? To cut a hole in our bathroom wall to access the Apple Store next door and steal $500k worth of iPhones,” Mike Atkinson, CEO of Seattle Coffee Gear tweeted.
The burglary has left authorities puzzled, as the thieves seemed to have planned the heist meticulously. They managed to avoid the store’s security systems and left behind no clues or evidence that could lead to their identification.
The incident was discovered by mall security staff who noticed that the store’s front gate was open in the morning. Upon investigating, they found that hundreds of iPhones were missing from the store’s display tables.
“I would have never suspected we were adjacent to the Apple Store, how it wraps around I mean,” Marks said. “So, someone really had to think it out and have access to the mall layout.”
Police have since been reviewing CCTV footage and conducting interviews with potential witnesses to gather more information about the burglary. They are also asking the public to come forward if they have any information that could assist in the investigation.
The incident has caused concern among Apple Store customers, who worry that their personal information may have been compromised. However, authorities have reassured the public that there is no indication that any data was stolen during the burglary.
The Apple Store at Alderwood Mall has temporarily closed for repairs and is expected to reopen soon. Meanwhile, police continue to search for the culprits behind this audacious heist.