FORTUNE -- The Riverside Press-Enterprise Wednesday had the story -- and surveillance video -- of a Los Angeles man charged with driving his 2003 BMW X5 into the Apple (AAPL) retail store in Temecula, Calif., for a quick smash and grab. You've got to see it to believe it.
Suspect charged with stealing 60,000 worth of "computers and personal items"
FORTUNE -- Beyond his name (Kariem McFarlin), age (35) and hometown (Alameda, Calif.) Santa Clara county officials aren't saying much about the man they arrested for allegedly burglarizing Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month.
But they do believe that he hit the house -- currently under renovation and surrounded by a temporary construction barrier -- by accident. "The best we MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 14, 2012 12:11 PM ET
A gun battle in a California Apple Store leaves one suspect dead -- a first for Apple
At 6:45 a.m. Monday, according to police, two armed men smashed the glass door of the Otay Ranch Apple Store in Chula Vista, Calif., and came upon the store manager and a security guard. One of the suspects pulled out a pistol and began shooting. The guard, who was armed, returned fire.
In the ensuing MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 7, 2011 2:42 PM ET
Some of the bogus Apple (AAPL) hardware recovered by Los Angeles Port Police. Estimated street value: $10 million.
"This was a well-funded operation, and the counterfeits looked very authentic," chief Ron Boyd told the L.A. Times. Buyers might not have discovered they'd been bilked, he said, until they got home and tried to hook the devices up with iTunes.
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As more crimes are committed online, or with the help of online data, police departments are banding together to share tech tips and catch wrongdoing wherever it occurs.
There are times when the invasion of privacy is a good thing -- like when you're fighting bad guys. After all, criminals have also benefited from all of those new technologies that we enjoy, using digital tools for everything from defrauding credit cards MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Dec 16, 2010 10:39 AM ET
Since late November, retail stores in four states have been hit by nighttime burglaries
Apple (AAPL) doesn't like to talk about it, but its products have become a favorite target of robbers, pickpockets and burglars. According a reporter who covers the New York City Police Department, iPods and iPhones regularly top the list of items lifted from Big Apple subway passengers.
And now, as Christmas approaches, Apple Stores across the U.S. have MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 16, 2010 8:36 AM ET
One of the hottest videos on the Web today is the surveillance tape of a burglary in progress at the Sagemore Apple Store in Marlton, N.J, 12 miles from Camden.
It shows five perps in masks smashing the plate-glass doors, signaling to the security guard that they had a gun, and clearing off the display tables with the efficiency of a Indy 500 pit crew.
The take: 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 3, 2009 9:22 AM ET
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