Police may have arrested those responsible for the recent spate of Apple Store organized thefts across California, but that’s unfortunately not the end of people targeting Apple Stores for robberies.
In Virginia Beach, VA, police are looking to identify two women accused of stealing more than $6,000 worth of Apple devices over a single weekend. The main devices stolen were Apple Watches.
The women stole the Apple Watches over the weekend of September 29 and 30. The thefts took place at the Lynnhaven Mall Apple Store. Police have released photos of the two suspects, which can be viewed here.
Anyone with information about the thefts or the two suspects is requested to contact the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers on 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Cracking down on Apple Store robberies
Apple has long tried to minimize Apple Store thefts by installing special software on its display products, which stops the devices from working if they are removed unlawfully from stores.
Since this seems not to have been enough of a deterrent, it is now hiring police to guard its stores at particular high risk locations. Unfortunately, this isn’t possible everywhere. Smaller cities do not typically have enough officers to be able to fill these assignments.