File photo the exterior of a Best Buy store (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)
Store security is set to prevent people from gaining access through the doors and windows, with security cameras monitoring the floor for the case someone is to break in. Using this to their advantage, thieves simply stole more than $100,000 worth of Apple products from Best Buy by breaking into the shop through the roof.
As WSB-TV reports, the Best Buy is located on Hammond Drive in Dunwoody, Georgia and the thieves gained entry by making a hole in the roof and rappelling down in the shop. They then went in search of a “hollow” in a store with thousands of Apple products such as iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.
Sgt. Robert Parsons noted that this was ” a ‘Mission Impossible’ style burglary,” referring to the 1996 film Mission: Impossible sees Tom Cruise breaking into a secure room by rappelling down from a ceiling fan. I suspect that the thieves were a little less graceful in their descent into the Best Buy, though.
For now, the identity of the thieves is unknown, and there were no cameras recording in the store when broke in. The police in the hope the surveillance video of the area around the shop can show the thieves either coming or going, but there is no guarantee that such images exist. It is also possible that this is not the first rooftop burglary that they have performed, with similar thefts occurring in Texas and Florida.
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