A group of thieves became instant millionaries to start off the New Year after pulling off a major heist at the Apple Store in Paris. Distracted by New Years celebrations the organized bandits made off with over a million of euros in merchandise. Details about the Apple store robbery can be found below.
There was a huge heist at an Apple Store in Paris on New Year’s Eve. As police were monitoring the area around the Champs-Elysees for the New Year celebrations, armed thieves broke in and made off with an estimated million euros worth of goods, or just over $1.3 million.
According to a report in The Telegraph, four masked men forced their way into a back entrance of the Apple store in Paris’ Opera district, and threatened a security guard. A janitor is said to have been “lightly injured” in the heist.
French police say they were a well-organized crew, making off with boxes of stocked material and loading them into a nearby, parked truck just three hours after the flagship store closed.
“They prepared their coup pretty well,” Christophe Crépin, a spokesperson for the French police union Unsa, told The Telegraph. “Since the essential bulk of police forces were mobilized to patrol the Champs-Elysées, the thieves clearly profited from the opportunity to make their move,” Crépin said.