Burglars Make Off with $163,000 Worth of Apple Products

The heist occurred at Fry's Electronics in Campbell on Wednesday night, but law enforcement warns everyone to beware of purchasing potentially stolen items online.

Burglars stole nearly 300 Apple products—iPods, iPads and iPhones— from the on Hamilton Avenue  Wednesday night, Campbell Police Capt. Charley Adams told Patch.

The suspects took, the items valued at $163,000 from the electronics store, around 12:15 a.m., he said.

According to the police log, the suspects, somewhere between two and five, pried open the front exit door, pried open the electronics cage and stole numerous Apple products.

Investigators believe these items will likely soon appear for sale on eBay and Craigslist, the Campbell Police Department press release stated.

"This is the largest theft in this location that I know of," Adams said.

According to the police log, the suspects fled to an awaiting car on the southbound Hwy. 17 onramp through a hole they had cut in the east fence. A surveillance video captured the suspects returning two more times later in the night to steal more merchandise.

The Campbell Police Department asks the public to be extremely cautious of purchasing iPads, iPods, and iPhones from individual sellers and locations other than legitimate storefront retail locations, the release stated

The risk of receiving stolen property through individual online sales is high.

"We are making this public notification in an effort to protect the public from involvement in a criminal investigation and from risk of arrest for receiving and possessing stolen property," the release said.

Campbell Police continue to investigate this incident, along with Fry’s Loss Prevention and the regional Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team task force and although it is something police always look into, "there is no evidence that it is an inside job," Adams said.

Anyone with information about this theft may contact the Campbell Police Department Investigations Unit at 408-866-2184.

For those with information whom wish to remain anonymous, information and tips can be provided through the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Tip line 408-947-STOP (7867).


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