Many consumers across the country admire Apple products. However, several people took their passion for their products to an extreme level.
The Great Best Buy Robbery
A group of thieves targeted a Best Buy store in Dunwoody, Georgia, on June 8. Authorities believed that the thieves incorporated their love for Mission Impossible to pull off this robbery. Officers thought that they channeled their inner Tom Cruises for this operation.
A police spokesperson revealed that just like Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt, the thieves made a hole on the building's roof. Once the hole was completed, the thieves rappelled down into the store's lobby. They were able to find the store's inventory room. Next, the thieves gathered as much Apple products as they could and left the premise.
The Mysterious Thieves
According to police reports, the thieves stole countless Apple products, including MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones. The Dunwoody Police Department could have the challenge to find these brazen burglars. When checking Best Buy's security footage, the security cameras were unable to record the heist as it happened.
Police officials hope that surveillance footage might show the thieves entering or departing the store area. However, they are unsure if the Best Buy parking lot was equipped with cameras that are necessary to catch the crooks. Police believe that the thieves might be connected to similar robberies in Florida and Texas.
Best Buy News
Recently, the technology retail store teamed up with Amazon to offer models of Toshiba and Insignia smart televisions. The television sets would use Amazon's Fire TV operating system and the company's digital assistant, Alexa. Both exclusive editions of Toshiba and Insignia TVs will be available exclusively on Amazon and Best Buy's website. They would also be available at Best Buys, in case people would like to inspect the product before they buy it.
In March, news reports surfaced that Best Buy would remove Huawei phones from their stores. CNET reported that Best Buy discontinued its option to purchase the brand's smartphones. Besides, Best Buy would allegedly phase out the smartphones from its shelves. Many technology insiders believe that the decision behind this move could be because of the tension between the U.S. and Chinese governments, as they think that some of the phones could be used for nefarious purposes.
Earlier this year, Best Buy announced that it would stop selling compact discs across the country. It is expected that they would start pulling CDs from their shelves beginning July 1. Best Buy officials stated that they made this move due to customers' lack of interest in purchasing CDs. They will still offer vinyl records and players.
Tech Times reached out to Best Buy for a comment on this story.