Parisian Apple Store Robbed of $1 Million in Tech

AppleArmed robbers broke into the Apple Store in Paris on New Year’s Eve and made off with more than a million dollars’ worth of merchandise, according to reports. Masked suspects wielding handguns forced their way into the store through an employee entrance as a janitor was leaving, about three hours after the store’s 6 p.m. closing time, England’s Telegraph reported. The janitor was “lightly injured,” the news outlet said. The Wall Street Journal cited French reports and said a security guard had also been overpowered by the thieves. The Journal said two suspects forced their way in, and the Telegraph reported that four or five suspects total were involved in the robbery. The thieves ignored display items and grabbed boxes of goods, loading them onto a truck. The whole operation took about 40 minutes, the Telegraph reported.

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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).