The wave of Apple Store thefts it has been severe and frequent, but so far restricted to locations in the United States. Well, now it looks like the phenomenon is traveling to lower latitudes: in Australia, a group invaded two Apple stores and took the equivalent of R $ 850 thousand on iPhones and other devices – which, in absolute terms, translates into one of the most costly thefts of these recent occurrences.
The information is ABC Australia: a group of six bandits initially invaded the Apple Perth City, in the city of the same name. At 2:15 am on Tuesday (local time), they broke one of the front windows with a sledgehammer and tried to enter an enclosed area of the store, but were spotted and fled without taking anything.
About an hour later, the group arrived at another store – the Apple Garden City, in Booragoon, suburb of Perth – and broke one of the windows on the facade with the same sledgehammer. With bladed weapons, the bandits still threatened some security guards who tried to stop them, and stole a large amount of exposed products, valued at AU $ 300,000 (about R $ 845,000) – mostly iPhones, but also other Apple devices.
The following morning, two cars linked to the action were found set on fire, but local police have yet to obtain information about the suspects. The investigation is ongoing on the basis of security camera recordings, witness statements and a police request that anyone with information contact the institution for clarification.
What a situation, huh?