Burglar Smashes $100K Glass Door at Boulder Apple Store

Made off with $64,000 worth of merchandise.

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A burglar smashed a $100,000 custom glass door with rocks at the Boulder Apple Store Saturday morning, according to a Denver ABC News story cited by Apple Insider.

In breaking the door, the hooded burglar was able to make off with $64,000 worth of display items that included MacBook Pros, iPads and iPhones. All of it is expected to be sold on the black market.

The MacBook Pros are valued at more than $2,000 but could be sold for cheap, an expert told ABC

"With the economy the way it is people are desperate and they need money and that's why they're stealing this stuff," Rick Levitt, president of Macintosh Computer iTech, a repair shop, said.

This isn't the first "smash and grab" Apple's seen. As Apple Insider points out, the trend has been on the rise in recent years, though perhaps the worst incident came when a 2003 BMX X-5 crashed into the Temecula store in California, sending tables of Apple products flying. Nearly $600,000 worth of damage was the result. 

[via Apple Insider


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