You know your company is popular when people start robbing trucks that are simply carrying the product. That’s what happened this morning in France. Two drivers of a truck carrying Apple products were robbed by several men armed with M16 assault rifles. The story comes out of Nowhereelse.fr and Leparisien.fr. Luckily no one was hurt, but the robbers have yet to be caught. 9to5Mac, via AFP, had the following information on the story:
“Two drivers of a truck carrying hardware Apple were attacked Friday morning around 5 am 45 by several men armed in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis). The perpetrators – who are three or four according to preliminary results of the survey – are mounted on the truck and drove off with the drivers they have released in a wood Luzarches, in the Val d’Oise. They were in possession of assault rifles, Kalashnikov or M16. This is in Les Mureaux, near Paris, the police located the truck. It was at that time that two people trying to unload the goods have fled. Shortly before 11 o’clock, the police investigators were conducting scientific surveys on the vehicle of gray.“
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Apple gadgets being targeted. Last fall a suspect was killed during a shoot out at a San Diego Apple store. There are probably a couple different things that attribute to the thefts taking place. One, the economy of the US. It’s not too good right now and that leads desperate people to do desperate things. Secondly, the fact that Apple products retain value so well is another big factor. You can resale an iPhone for $300-$400, so it’s not hard to see where people get the idea to rob Apple.
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