Wow, take a look at this video of these 5 “professional” burglars who stole 23 MacBook Pros in just 31 seconds! That is impressive regardless of what they did. These thieves must have done speed lap training beforehand.
Now, I am not saying you should ever steal anything but if you are going to be a burglar, you gotta be as fast as these guys and be smart. (I feel like I am watching a mini-version of ocean’s eleven…)
I’ve seen so many dumb criminals on COPS, it’s a relief that the media finally lets some truth through, that there are a lot of smart criminals out there. I truly wish there’s a live national show called THIEVES that also show how many criminals get away with things. (not that I promote that kind of stuff but I just don’t want to see dumb people on TV!!! I rather see the ALL OF IT! Wouldn’t you? That is why I don’t watch COPS.) I think the more people know about the truth, the better they will be prepared for it instead of lying in the dark. (and freaking out when stuff like this happens.)
As for Apple, I think they need to tighten up the security, I am sure they can easily install some software on the MacBooks so they can “trace” those laptops. I can’t believe that Apple store didn’t even have laptop locks at the least, that’s a shame on Apple, shame indeed.
It’s also the fancy glass doors that don’t do anything but leave the store vulnerable to thieves. (And I am sure we will start seeing some metal doors at Apple Stores soon.)
FYI, glass can easily be broken by throwing the ceramic from spark plugs. (something I learned from one of my old pals who used to be a real gangster in LA. I wouldn’t use it for stealing but would be a great idea for getting yourself out of your car if you drive your car into the water somehow.)
In a sense, it’s like you don’t have a virus protection on your computer and you complain when you get a virus.
In a sense, if you have vulnerability, it’s going to be exploited of course! Glass doors are probably the dumbest things to have at a store that sells gadget items ranging couple thousand bucks each.
For comparison, I hate shopping for gadgets at Wal-mart. All of their laptops on display are non-working plastic models, not even REAL laptops! Now I see why they do it.
Again, I think these criminals are probably a lot smarter than Steve Jobs, they probably won’t catch them.
Even, Engadget calls these thieves, “impressive”.
The ABC reporter, Dan Cuellar in the video below calls it, “spectacular”.
I am getting a sense that people are supporting this, am I right?
What do you think, impressive or should they be punished?
After all the millions of dollars they racked in from iPods and iPhones, this isn’t really big news, maybe just a pimple on their face.
Face it. This all could easily have been avoided if you locked all the display laptops in a secure storage area before you close the store. (and it can obviously be done pretty quickly, less than a minute it seems.) Hmmm… I wonder why jewelry stores do that, does anyone have any ideas? (Sarcastic)