Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Smash-and-grab hits Ohio Apple Store; new Detroit site soon?

updated 11:55 am EDT, Mon May 9, 2011

Glass facades proving inherent vulnerability

Apple's Crocker Park retail store in Westlake, Ohio was hit by a smash-and-grab robbery on Friday morning, reports say. Surveillance video obtained by police shows three people smashing the front doors at about 4:30AM, which set off an alarm. The suspects were already gone in a minute however, having managed to take 24 notebooks and a lone iPod.

Smash-and-grabs have become a growing problem at Apple Stores. The worst incident was one in Chula Vista, California in early April, which erupted in a firefight leading to the death of one of the suspects. The standardized layout of Apple Stores is thought to be partly to blame; glass facades make it easier to break in, and once inside expensive goods are conveniently laid out on tables.

In Detroit, meanwhile, WXYZ TV says that Quicken Loans owner Dan Gilbert has been talking with Apple's retail team about the prospect of a downtown location. The shop would be based in the ground level of Chase Tower, a 14-story building formerly home to banking offices. Talks are said to be related to efforts to revitalize Detroit's core by moving suburban workers into the area. For Apple the site might have two advantages: it would be the company's first downtown site, and Chase Tower's retail space already employs the glass facades Apple prefers.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. PBG4 User

    Senior User

    Joined: Feb 2001

    0

    Chase Tower

    "Chase Tower's retail space already employs the glass facades Apple prefers."

    At least someone in Detroit is employed! (Buh dum tish)

  1. kdogg73

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Dec 2002

    +1

    Be Thankful

    As Microsoft retail store employees, we don't have to worry about things like smash-and-grabs. Heck, our software may need extra security, but our stores sure don't!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News