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Paris Apple Store Raided On New Year's Eve

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Group of men are said to have grabbed over a million euro in goods.

New Year's Eve is usually a time of celebration. And, whether you prefer to go out or stay home to avoid the madness, clubs and bars are usually exceptionally busy on December 31. It seems a group of thieves in Paris decided to take advantage of the fact that police were focusing on revelers and carry out a robbery. The four men were ringing in the New Year in style after pulling off a successful raid on Apple's Paris retail location on Monday night.

According to the BBC, Apple's Paris retail store was broken into at around 9pm on New Year's Eve. The raid saw over a million euro in stock lifted from the store, which translates to roughly $1.3 million. Police say four masked men carried out the raid after forcing their way into the shop about three hours after closing. 

Police have not confirmed whether the reported value of stolen goods is accurate, nor did they discuss any potential suspects.

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    guru_urug , January 2, 2013 5:09 PM
    So they took like, 2 macs and an ipad?
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    threefish , January 2, 2013 4:55 PM
    "Robbery" involves the threat of physical violence. This is a case of "theft". Robbers point guns; thieves break in after hours.
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    capt_taco , January 2, 2013 5:15 PM
    So they took stuff with a RETAIL price of $1.3 million ... which means about a few hundred bucks in actual value.
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    dextermat , January 2, 2013 4:48 PM
    Happy new year !!
  • 19 Hide
    threefish , January 2, 2013 4:55 PM
    "Robbery" involves the threat of physical violence. This is a case of "theft". Robbers point guns; thieves break in after hours.
  • 22 Hide
    guru_urug , January 2, 2013 5:09 PM
    So they took like, 2 macs and an ipad?
  • 17 Hide
    capt_taco , January 2, 2013 5:15 PM
    So they took stuff with a RETAIL price of $1.3 million ... which means about a few hundred bucks in actual value.
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    mrmaia , January 2, 2013 5:21 PM
    In poker, such a move is called a "re-steal".
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    madjimms , January 2, 2013 5:35 PM
    Usually "raided" in a news article makes you think of a police raid. A "Raid robbery" makes absolutely no sense.
  • 5 Hide
    Anonymous , January 2, 2013 5:55 PM
    Lets be realistic this is 1 million euros in iSheep money, they see it kind of like monopoly money.
  • 9 Hide
    tanjo , January 2, 2013 5:58 PM
    Apple's store and their products have the same security, useless.
  • 16 Hide
    spartanmk2 , January 2, 2013 6:28 PM
    I think they were heading for a bank but Apple Maps got them lost
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    poopeepants , January 2, 2013 8:08 PM
    I bet Apple got the "pip" over that!
  • 6 Hide
    jj463rd , January 2, 2013 8:26 PM
    Good artists copy great artists steal.
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    freggo , January 2, 2013 9:32 PM
    $1.3 Mil... Prob. fit into 2 shopping bags.

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    halcyon , January 2, 2013 9:40 PM
    Well, I guess that's why Apple has insurance. Good for the thieves.
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    otacon72 , January 2, 2013 10:35 PM
    tanjoApple's store and their products have the same security, useless.


    Android has more security holes than Swiss cheese...lmao.
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    f-14 , January 3, 2013 1:31 AM
    iCrime has made NYC's crime rate go up as well instead of decline if iCrap were never fashionable

    Don't Complain When Your iPhone Gets Stolen In New York
    By Connor Simpson | The Atlantic Wire – Sat, Dec 29, 2012
    Because it just means you're exactly like everyone else. The problem with Apple theft in New York City is so bad it's having an effect on the overall crime rate for New York City.
    RELATED: Strauss-Kahn's Fame in New York City Came After His Arrest
    "If you just took away the jump in Apple, we’d be down for the year," Marc La Vorgna, Mayor Bloomberg’s press secretary, told The New York Times. Crime in New York, for the most part, is on the decline. 2012 saw the murder rate in Gotham City hit a new record low: 414 murders in 2012, compared to 471 in 2009. Which is great! And the police are excited about their numbers, because it means they're doing their job and the city is safe, even if it's mostly because of questionable policies like stop and frisk.
    RELATED: Columbia University Cocaine Dealer Headed for Rikers
    But the one thing holding them back from having a positive year across the board is the confusing increase in Apple-related thefts:
    The Police Department said thefts of Apple products had risen by 3,890, which was more than the overall increase in “major crimes.”
    Seriously, they have no idea how to stop it or what's triggering it. (Except the overall coolness of Apple products, we guess.) And it's not really something you can fight directly, because you can't protect citizens who have Apple stuff more than, say, citizens with Android stuff. That creates more concerning problems in the long run.

    But, we should mention, Android users are free to complain if their stuff gets stolen. "[Police Commissioner Ray] Kelly said the thefts of non-Apple devices had declined," the Times notes.

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    halcyon , January 3, 2013 1:52 AM
    ^ I'm glad the thrives in Gotham city are too dull to see the value of the S3 or Note 2 or DNA. The more knowledgeable mobile users are safer in Gotham. Interesting.
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    robochump , January 3, 2013 5:37 PM
    Inside job, usually is. Where is Inspector Crusoe when you need him?!?!
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