Robber drives car into Apple store in North Carolina

You may have read earlier this weekend that some pranksters defaced an Apple store in Hamburg, Germany with a Windows logo. Well, someone else decided to do some unplanned changes to another Apple store over the weekend and this time the results were not nearly as funny. According to MacNN.com, a person with the intentions to steal from an Apple store in Greensboro, North Carolina drove a car into the glass entrance of that store on Friday morning.

The report states that the robber drove a  "dark gray Honda" and "intentionally plowed through the store's glass facade." Despite the attempt, the robber didn't actually steal anything from the Apple store although the damage suffered as a result to the store itself is certainly very costly. There's no word if the person who crashed the car has been arrested yet.

The article points out that the stylish glass structures that are a hallmark of Apple stores seem to attract more than the normal share of criminals, with the article saying, "The stores have been hit by a growing number of robberies, many of which are smash-and-grabs in which the thieves quickly escape." It doesn't help that Apple products such as the iPad 2 are highly popular and as a result are a big target for robberies. Sometime the robberies can turn violent. Last March, an attempted robbery of an Apple store located in Chula Vista, California resulted in one of the store's security guards shooting and killing one of the robbery suspects.

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What's sad is this is the closest apple store to me, was surprised to see Greensboro but somehow I knew one day it would be hit

Meh, once Apple sells one of their products, that'll more than make up for the expense of replacing a picture window.

I was going to say why didnt the guy steal anything after all he stole a car and shattered the apple store window with it giving him chance to steal anything he wanted like the laptop in the window then a remembered not everyone kisses steve jobs ass and think apple products are the almighty grail.

Ipad over rated, macs dont really like them iphone good only product i would buy, ipod no neeed if i have the phone, apple tv? over rated.

Apple garbage is not worth anything. Steve Fail Jobs can easily afford to fix the place with his own pocket change, then again all that he cares about is money and not customer satisfaction.

"The article points out that the stylish glass structures that are a hallmark of Apple stores seem to attract more than the normal share of criminals, with the article saying, "The stores have been hit by a growing number of robberies, many of which are smash-and-grabs in which the thieves quickly escape." It doesn't help that Apple products such as the iPad 2 are highly popular and as a result are a big target for robberies."

Yea... You know, I think what you can steal is attracting more criminals than the glass fronts...

Matt Hardwick said,
Didn't I read this like, a few days ago? Wow... old new.

Yeah, I've noticed that the Neowin front page sometimes looks like Engadget from a few days in the past.

KingCrimson said,
What Steve Ballmer has to be asking himself is why nobody cares to rob a MSFT store. Think about that for a moment.

Actually microsoft doesn't get apple robberies.

imachip said,
How do they know it was a robber and not a angry mac-man?

There is no such thing. Their managers just give stuff away.

yowan said,
Apple products are not even worth being stolen

Indeed, that car didn't deserve such a pain just to see some Apple products.

yowan said,
Apple products are not even worth being stolen

sava700 said,

+1

You guys must be pretty stupid.
Sure, maybe you don't want a Apple device be it that you already have something great or are just blinded by ignorant hate, whatever the reason you don't want it yourself you must be pretty stupid to say they aren't worth stealing.

I mean, if you are going to steal something, anything, you usually steal something you want yourself or something you can sell for a bit of money. Grabbing a few Macbooks are gonna earn you a lot more money than any other laptops.

I hereby declare the both of you trolls

Leonick said,


You guys must be pretty stupid.
Sure, maybe you don't want a Apple device be it that you already have something great or are just blinded by ignorant hate, whatever the reason you don't want it yourself you must be pretty stupid to say they aren't worth stealing.

I mean, if you are going to steal something, anything, you usually steal something you want yourself or something you can sell for a bit of money. Grabbing a few Macbooks are gonna earn you a lot more money than any other laptops.

I hereby declare the both of you trolls


And you must be stupid for trolling your mouth. Let us have fun and voice our opinions against Crapple. We don't care if we are right or if we are wrong.