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Case of iPods stolen from Colorado Apple Store

A case of 42 iPod nanos was stolen earlier this month during business hours at the Apple Store in the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder, Colorado. “Employees at the 1755 29th St. business told police they noticed a 2-foot-by-2-foot Plexiglas display case was missing from a table about 10 feet inside the front door at about 5 p.m. Jan. 9,” reports the Boulder Daily Camera. “The case, which weighed about 30 pounds, contained 42 of the new 4GB iPod nanos. The stolen case had been set up the night before it was taken. It wasn’t taped or wired down, and store managers said they won’t display a similar case in the future.”

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1

Most likely they’ll know the serial numbers of the iPods in the case, and be able to do some back-tracking when those iPods are brought in for service. Karma is coming for the thieves.

Posted by Ted Wood on January 22, 2007 at 8:28 AM (PDT)

2

“...It wasn’t taped or wired down, and store managers said they won’t display a similar case in the future.”

Now, you’re thinking! Let’s bolt that case down, guys. Or, perhaps… one of those scanner alarms at the entryway like Wal-Mart (you know, the kind that’s better at detecting legitimate, purchased merchandise than the unpurchased, stolen stuff…)

Posted by chad_l on January 22, 2007 at 10:06 AM (PDT)

3

I don’t think the thieves will be stupid enough to register the stolen ipods themselves. They’ll most likely sell them. I could be wrong though…

Posted by ShinRiceface on January 22, 2007 at 10:10 AM (PDT)

4

...And on related news, area man took his iPod to the bathroom.

C’mon people! This news bit looks like it came straight from The Onion.

iRrelevant (except for the store employees of course), I say.

Posted by Voh Poh! on January 22, 2007 at 11:08 AM (PDT)

5

“Most likely they’ll know the serial numbers of the iPods in the case, and be able to do some back-tracking when those iPods are brought in for service. Karma is coming for the thieves.”

That would be interesting. Apple won’t do anything to help you if your iPod gets stolen and someone else uses it but if they get iPods stolen from them they’d be right on top of it? Huh. And seriously, how does no one notice a friggen case full of iPods being carried out the door?

Posted by rainking187 on January 22, 2007 at 4:43 PM (PDT)

6

I look forward to the future availability of dirt-cheap new-in-box 4G nanos that will show up on ebay, provided I’m smart enough to remember not to claim any warranty on them.

Posted by bob on January 22, 2007 at 6:04 PM (PDT)

7

What store in their right mind leaves devices like these lying around anyway. They brought that one on themselves…

Posted by ddsd on January 22, 2007 at 6:13 PM (PDT)

8

that’s awesome.

Posted by we on January 22, 2007 at 10:22 PM (PDT)

9

oh dear smile

Posted by sarah on January 30, 2007 at 11:45 AM (PDT)

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