Teft in an Apple store in Paris
Four masked and armed men broke into an Apple store in central Paris on New Year’s Eve and stole goods whose value was estimated at one million euros, according to BBC News.
Thieves broke into the Apple store behind the Paris Opera on Monday around 21.00, three hours after closing. Police did not confirm the value of goods stolen by thieves who fled with a van.
“While most police were busy to supervise Champs Elysees, thieves took advantage of this opportunity,” said a spokesman for the police department.
This theft occurs while in New York, the interest for Apple products has boosted the street crime. According to police in New York, 3890 Apple products were stolen in 2012.
According to the Metropolitan Police, in London, criminals are becoming more interested in easily stolen goods. “In general, people will pay more for a gadget, so the interest from street thieves will be higher, for this kind of goods.” said a spokesman.
Police also noted a change in the thieves profile, they are being less attracted to steal money and more interested in phones that are “easy to sell on second hand”.