Home / Technology / Gadgets / Armed robbers take off with £1 million worth of iPhones and iPads in Paris

Armed robbers take off with £1 million worth of iPhones and iPads in Paris

Lately, Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s mayor, blamed Apple’s devices for an increased crime rate for 2012. It seems the mayor was right. Armed robbers took off with approximately £1 million worth of devices, consisting of mostly iPhones and iPads, on New Year’s Eve in Paris.

The heist was apparently carefully planned. They robbed the Apple Store just a few hours after closing time on New Year’s Eve. This was perfect timing since police were busy during the time, trying to keep the celebrating crowd from being rowdy. The robbers were armed, so casualties were expected. Thankfully, only one guard was “lightly injured”, according to the Daily Mail.

A spokesperson told Le Parisien, a French newspaper, “As the majority of police were busy watching the Champs Elysées, the robbers took advantage of this opportunity.”

Currently, French police are watching CCTV footage for any leads. They are also interviewing witnesses.

Apparently, more thieves around the world are targeting Apple Stores. In London, an Apple Store was robbed by an Apple employee. The thief stole 250 units of the iPhone 5. New York’s mayor said that thieves first choice were Apple products. Again, this latest incident makes him right.

Do you think Apple products are making crime rates go up? Let us know what you think through a comment below.