Suspected robber fatally shot while attempting to rob Apple Store

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Suspected robber fatally shot while attempting to rob Apple Store
The incident took place early Tuesday.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

A security guard fatally shot a suspected robber Tuesday morning at an Apple Store in Dallas, Texas.

The Apple Store in question is located at 3101 Knox Street. The armed suspect was trying to break into the store when he was shot. He died at a nearby hospital.

The incident took place around 2.30am. According to police, the suspect was wearing full body armor and armed with an assault rifle. He unsuccessfully tried to disarm the security guard, who was a retired Dallas police officer.

The police officer was able to draw his gun and fired multiple times. The suspect died at Baylor Medical Center.

Apple Store are targets for thieves

Robbers frequently target Apple Stores. That’s thanks to the combination of high value items and the fact that the stores’ glass frontage makes them relatively accessible.

Late in September, a gang of thieves robbed an Apple Store in Canada, stealing dozens of iPhones. The month before that, thieves stole more than $200,000 worth of iPhones from an Australian Apple Store. That same month, an Apple Store in the San Francisco Bay Area was targeted in a snatch-and-grab robbery in which 16 iPhones were stolen.

The most significant spate of Apple Store robberies took place in California in 2018. More than $1 million worth of devices were stolen. Police ultimately arrested a gang of 17 people.

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Source: NBCDFW