Apple Store Burglarized Wednesday Night

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 11:28 am  

The Apple Store at Promenade at Chenal, which opened Aug. 27, was burglarized Wednesday night, according to Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings.

According to the police report, the suspects took 26 iPhones, 21 iPads and 10 Macbook laptop computers. They left in a vehicle described as a maroon two-door car, possibly a Pontiac, with gray primer on the front left bumper.

(More: Click here to see a photo of the vehicle police suspect in the burglary.)

The burglary took place the same night Apple announced that its chairman and co-founder, Steve Jobs, died at age 56 after a battle with cancer. Witnesses who had come to the store to lay flowers in Jobs' memory stumbled upon the burglary and called police.

One of the witnesses says he saw a man running away from the store. At first, the witness thought the man was another person mourning Jobs. But then he watched the man hop in a getaway car with another man and speed off.

Authorities haven't made any arrests. To view the police report click here (PDF). Police said anyone knowing the identity of the suspects should call LRPD Burglary Detectives at (501) 371-4660.

An employee at the store on Thursday referred questions to a company spokesman who did not immediately return a phone message.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

 

 

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