On New Year’s Eve, the Apple retail store in Paris was robbed. Police were busy monitoring the area around the Champs-Elysees for the New Year celebrations. Armed thieves broke into the store and got a hold of around $1.3 million worth of goods.
Four masked men broke into the back entrance of the Apple store in the Opera district. From there, they threatened a security guard. A janitor was slightly injured. The four masked men were very well organized and they ran off with boxes of stocked devices. The stocked devices were loaded into a nearby parked truck three hours after the store was closed.
“They prepared their coup pretty well,” stated Christophe Crépin, a spokesman for the French police union Unsa. “Since the essential bulk of police forces were mobilized to patrol the Champs-Elysées, the thieves clearly profited from the opportunity to make their move,” Crépin said.