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This article was published on May 19, 2011

Going to rob an Apple Store? Don’t do it while the cops are outside.

Going to rob an Apple Store? Don’t do it while the cops are outside.
Joel Falconer
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

A group of five thieves weren’t counting on the presence of plainclothes police right outside when they robbed the Las Vegas Apple Store, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

Five thieves entered the Las Vegas Town Center Apple Store  late in the afternoon and began stealing display electronics from the tables. Police were notified over radio, but thanks to a completely unrelated incident, police were already right outside.

Unfortunately, despite the speedy response time, the arrests didn’t go so smoothly. The police managed to take two of the thieves into custody, while the other three got away.

The Sun reports that there have been a series of robberies at local Apple Stores and cellphone retailers, and the police are looking into a connection.

We don’t suggest you go robbing any sort of store for any reason, but for God’s sake, if you’re going to be a thief, learn to be good at it first!

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