Smash n' Grab: 23 MacBooks, 14 iPhones, 9 iPod touches, 31 seconds

September 3, 2009: 9:22 AM ET
Video courtesy of WPVI-TV


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 and 9 iPod touches in 31 seconds flat. Estimated value, based on average selling price: $46,345.

The burglars hit the store at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday morning. Anybody with information that could lead to their arrest is asked to call police at 856-983-1118 or the confidential tip line at 856-988-4699.

According to ifoAppleStore, it was the second burglary in four months at Apple's (AAPL) Sagemore store. This one could use a metal security gate. And some locks on the merchandise.

Below the fold: the video, courtesy of WPVI-TV, the local Philadelphia ABC affiliate. Also, a link to video of last week's 2 p.m. MST hit on an Apple Store in Chandler, Ariz., in which a half-dozen iPhones disappeared in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to TUAW's Michael Rose for spotting this.


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