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This Is How You Steal 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPods In 31 Seconds

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Quick: How can you get 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPods in 31 seconds, for free? Tip: According to this security video, you need four friends, a brick, and a visit to the Apple Store in Marlton, NJ.

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That's exactly what five guys did yesterday at 2am, at the Sagemore New Jersey Apple Store. All occurred in half a minute. When the security guard came, everyone and everything was gone.

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I'm so torn right now between being shocked and being incredibly impressed.

Seriously, these guys were damn good at what they did. They were fast, they were organized, and they were prepared. They brought enough people to clean the place out fast, they knew exactly how to grab the equipment, they shattered the window and poured in quickly, grabbed, stacked, and left. How can you NOT be impressed? It doesn't matter how criminal the act was, they're still masters of an art.

They also managed to prove Apple's continual focus on style over substance (I'm referring primarily to their displays and not making a commentary on their devices, themselves) is ill-placed. It works when the worst thing you risk is a guy in the middle of the day grabbing a single computer and making a run for it. But clearly a store made of nothing but glass with computers not locked down is now a sure bet for getting your ENTIRE STOCK stolen. I can all but guarantee there will be copycats, and a lot more will be lost.

So my hats off to human ingenuity and planning, even if sadly placed in a malicious and criminal act. Wish people like this had better options with which to user their skill and determination.