Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products are again the focal point of a robbery in the Dallas area. Over the weekend, The Dallas Morning News’ Melissa Repko reported that a man went into the Apple Store on Knox Street in Dallas and pretended like he was a customer who wanted to ask a question.
Then he reportedly took three iPhones from the store’s display and left. The value of the three iPhones together was said to be about $2,000. The store manager gave police the store’s surveillance video and the serial numbers of the iPhones that had been stolen.
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Other Crimes At The Same Apple Store
The Apple Store on Knox Street has apparently been targeted at least three other times recently. A burglar has broken into the store by climbing through a hole in the store’s wall. The burglar reportedly took 15 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) laptops that were valued at approximately $25,000. In a separate incident, burglars also broke in and took almost $4,000 worth of iPhones.
Apple Products Targeted Elsewhere
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products have long been the target of thieves all over the world. Just this month, an article in The New York Times said that Apple isn’t doing enough to protect its users. However, the company does take some steps through software features to help users locate their lost or stolen iPhone and to delete personal information from the device in the event that it’s stolen. The device has to be connected to the Internet though in order for these safety measures to work.
The New York Times also reported in December that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products may have helped boost the crime rate in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself even blamed the company’s gadgets for his city’s rising crime rate, and in February, the New York Police Department formed a task force to hunt down stolen Apple devices.