Palo Alto Theives Smash and Grab $10,000 in Apple Products

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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Palo Alto Theives Smash and Grab $10,000 in Apple Products

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Police are searching for two men who robbed a Palo Alto Apple store.

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Palo Alto police Tuesday were working to identify two men who smashed  the front door of an Apple store early Sunday morning and took off with  $10,000 worth of computers and iPhones, Agent Dan Ryan said.

Two men smashed one of the tall glass front doors of the downtown  store on University Avenue around 4:10 a.m., grabbed six laptops and several  iPhones from display shelves and fled, Ryan said.

The store's alarm company summoned police, who arrived within  several minutes but the suspects were already gone, Ryan said. Police  estimated the loss of merchandise at around $10,000.

Police are reviewing security footage to see if any helpful images  were captured, Ryan said.

The suspects have been described as a white man about 6 feet tall  and weighing 250 pounds, and a black man of about the same height weighing  roughly 185 pounds, Ryan said. Both were wearing dark jackets, pants and  beanies, he said.

Ryan said Los Gatos police responded about an hour later to  another Apple store burglary. A window had been smashed in that case as well  and a similar amount of merchandise stolen, he said.

The suspects in the Los Gatos burglary matched the description of  the suspects in the Palo Alto case, Ryan said. A brown, 1990s Chevy sedan  similar to a Caprice or an Impala was seen leaving the Los Gatos store, Ryan  said.

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