Store location:Derby Street & Hingham, MA

Date: Dec. 14, 2006

Joseph M. Dillon, 48, hurled a monkey wrench through the front glass window of the Derby Street Apple Store and snatched $19,600 worth of iPods from the counter. He then suffered a huge laceration on his arm trying to lug a pink laundry basket filled with gadgets through the shattered entrance.

Officer Eric Schraut stopped Dillon’s Jeep Cherokee for having a brown plastic shopping bag over its license plate and noticed blood all over the vehicle's interior. “He was very lucky he was stopped by police or he could have bled to death,” said Lt. George Greenwood.