Naperville Apple store smash, grab victim-- again

April 6, 2011 2:54:59 PM PDT
For the third time in eight months, burglars shattered the front door of the Naperville Apple store and stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics.

Naperville police said five masked, hooded and gloved burglars got $30,000 worth of computer equipment within one minute.

"It is getting ridiculous. I mean, you know, poor Apple," Kathy Neuendorf said.

The other incidents took place in September and January. In those, the thieves also got away with thousands of dollars of merchandise.

"This one, it's too early to tell. However, with the first two, yes, we believe that the perpetrators may have been possibly the same," Naperville Sgt. Greg Bell said.

Naperville police did not release surveillance video of the burglary at Apple's request and the company spokesperson told ABC7 Chicago Apple does not comment on matters of security.

Naperville police said they have made suggestions on security, but it's up to the store to implement those changes. Apple stores across the nation have been targets.

"This is a beautiful place down here. I come down here to walk around and go into all the shops. There is never any crime down here, so I don't know what's going on," John Atchley, Naperville resident, said.