By the Daily Post staff
Two masked men looted the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Wednesday (April 10) morning after smashing the glass front door with a rock, according to police.
The burglars made off with three MacBook Airs and four MacBook Pros worth a total of $11,893. Two more MacBook Airs were found on the sidewalk outside the store at 340 University Ave. along with the shattered door and a rock. A passer-by reported the smash around 1:50 a.m. yesterday, which is when the glass was shattered, according to the store’s surveillance footage.
One of the men was wearing all black and the other wore black pants and a gray sweatshirt. Police didn’t have any information about the burglars and haven’t made any arrests.
The store has been a frequent target of shoplifting and this wasn’t the first time the glass door has been smashed by burglars.
September alone saw three major heists in which burglars netted more than $100,000 in merchandise.
On Sept. 1, four burglars grabbed $40,000 in Apple products as bystanders watched or shot video of the scene with their iPhones.
In late September, eight men between the ages of 16 and 25 grabbed $57,000 in merchandise while the store was open.
The next morning, a passer-by told police there was a gaping hole in the plate-glass doors in front of the store: four burglars had smashed the door overnight and grabbed almost $10,000 in merchandise.
In December 2016, 10 Oakland residents under the age of 21 rammed a gray 2016 Kia Soul into the front of the store and entered through the hold to steal 42 items worth $40,000.