Thieves swipe Apple gear in Mission Impossible-style heist

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Some thieves, perhaps inspired by the first Mission Impossible, stole a lot of Apple stuff from a Best Buy store in Georgia.
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Rappelling thieves in Georgia gained a “Mission Impossible-style” entrance to a Best Buy store and made off with more than $100,000 in Apple products.

The burglars stole thousands of dollars worth of iPhones, iPads, MacBook computers, and various other items rappelled through a hole in the ceiling of the store in the city of Dunwoody, according to police.

Dunwoody police Sgt. Robert Parsons told Atlanta news station WSB-TV that the thieves burrowed into a storage room and compared their efforts to the kind of heists seen in the movies.

Police are looking into whether the break-in is related to store burglaries in Texas and Florida, Parsons said.

A Google search on the words “Apple” and “heist” turns up a number of stories on Apple device thefts committed with varying degrees of creativity, from using Apple Store uniforms to gain access to inventory to armed thieves storming an Apple Store in Paris wearing masks.

At the Dunwoody Best Buy, there was no video turned on inside of the store but police are hoping to find footage from outside the store. Dunwoody is about 17 miles north of Atlanta.

Police are also checking to see if the stolen Apple gear winds up for sale.

Source: WSB-TV