An Apple Store theft was captured on surveillance video in California last week.
The SUV drove completely into the store and was trapped when the security gate fell into place behind it. Three suspects got out of the vehicle and started grabbing items off of the display tables inside of the store. For some reason, the burglars appeared to have targeted the iPhones and iPads, as opposed to the much expensive MacBook laptops.
Reports pointed out that the thieves staged their heist a week before the release of the iPhone 5. However, what they had were older versions of the iPhone, which prices have been reduced.
After they grabbed their loot, the driver then rammed the rear of the car into the closed security gate repeatedly until the entire security gate was torn apart, facilitating their exit.
Check out the said surveillance video below:
A suspect has been arrested when he apparently went back to the crime scene to look for a license plate he'd left behind. The license plate was torn from the BMW and was discovered among the broken glass and rubble.
A Temecula Police Officer, who did a pedestrian check of a subject walking in the area of the Promenade Mall, was able to determine that the subject was the registered owner of the BMW that had been used in the burglary at the Apple Store earlier in the morning.
The subject was identified as 22-year-old Equonne Howard of Los Angeles, who was on state parole. He was later arrested for burglary and booked into the Southwest Detention Center for that charge.
The blue BMW X5 SUV used in this crime was recovered from a parking lot half a mile away from the Apple Store. FULL STORY...