Burglars Knock Hole in Wall of Knox Street Apple Store, Steal Computers

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Early Saturday morning, about 6 a.m., the manager of the Knox Street Apple Store received a call from the alarm company: Someone had breached the store's inner sanctum, the Genius Room, tripping the alarm.

The manager arrived within minutes, but he was too late. Checking the stockroom, he discovered that 15 Macbook Pro laptops, valued at $27,585, were gone. The thieves didn't touch the new iPad minis or iPhone 5s.

It wasn't terribly difficult to determine how the burglars had made their way into the store. It was through the gaping hole they made in the south wall. That wall abuts the building next door, which is open and under construction. The shoe prints in the dust outside and the wooden table blocking the entrance to the alley indicated that someone had acted as lookout.

But Apple wasn't Uptown's only victim of a high-dollar, wall-destroying burglary Saturday morning. Two-and-a-half hours before the alarm sounded in the Genius Room on Knox Street, two men were backing a white Ford F150 through the glass front door of the Texas Rangers shop on McKinney Avenue.

Surveillance video showed them enter the store, then leave with Rangers-themed merchandise. The manager who reported the theft wasn't sure how much they'd taken, just that it was a lot.

There's nothing really to indicate the two thefts are connected, so we'll just assume that they are. So if a guy in a Josh Hamilton jersey offers to sell you a Macbook, you can assume it's the real deal and not, say, a mirror.

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FEDUP
FEDUP

THE MONKEY'S ARE LOOSE AGAIN!!

d-may
d-may

$27,000? How does someone go through that much trouble and only steal five Apple laptops?

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

They skipped the iPhones because they don't work for shit on Unfair Park.

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

@FEDUP - Nah, wasn't monkeys, they woulda gone for Dells.

OakParkStudio
OakParkStudio

@albert.finney000 I respectfully disagree. I upgraded from my old iPhone 3 to 5 and my mobile experience improved dramatically. It suddenly felt like the experience I had when I got the first generation iPhone.

Also, enjoy the new gray box in the browser window that says "READER." It makes the articles easy to read. I wish the Comments were easier to post from a mobile phone but they can't all be winners.

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

@ScottsMerkin @dallas.l.may - I think he was making a joke.

albert.finney000
albert.finney000

@OakParkStudio @albert.finney000 @OakParkStudio @albert.finney000 - All fine and well, But my 4s and your 5 use the same OS. When DO announced the new and improved comment system, I couldn't post at all (which some may have considered an improvement). I can now, but it's a multi-step and unpredictable pain in the ass. Thats my whine and I'm sticking to it.

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