Apple is often times the target of various thefts and robberies. Within the past year, we’ve heard about TSA agents involved in massive iPad mini theft, a weary traveler who tracked his stolen iPad to a flight attendant using his Find my iPhone app, and a clown who inadvertently ended up with Steve Jobs’ iPad. Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that one of Apple’s Paris retail stores was the newest location to be hit by greedy lawbreakers.
According to the Wall Street Journal, at approximately 9:00 p.m. local time on Monday, Dec. 31, armed suspects broke into the Apple store near the Palais Garnier opera house and stole approximately $1.25 million worth of iPads, iPhones, Macs, and other electronics.
The store had closed for the evening at 6:00 p.m., but a security guard and custodian were in the building when the two masked suspects broke in through an employee entrance. One of the employees was injured when the robbers attacked. French police are investigating the crime, but cannot provide further details at this time.
“It is too early to give an accurate estimation of the damage,” a Paris police spokeswoman said. “An inventory is taking place to determine the exact amount of the damage.”