Masked fanboys raid the Paris Apple store - quelle horreur!

It’s been nearly three days now since a group of des types mechant (bad guys) broke into the Paris Pomme (Apple) store near Avenue  Champs-Elysees le soir de la Saint-Sylvestre (New Year’s Eve) and made off with beaucoup de (a mess of) iBooty (Apple merchandise).

Our sympathies (sympathies) go out to Pomme, although we’re relieved that nobody se faire mal ( got hurt).

The heist occurred about 6 p.m. PST Monday as revelers partied in the upscale shopping district. The Apple store, fortunately, was closed at the time of the cambriolage (break-in).

Paris police told reporters that the bad guys apparently used the year-end celebrations as a cover for their insanely not-great behavior ransacking the store’s basement storeroom.

Police  spokesman Christophe Crépin told the press:

“They were well-prepared. As the majority of police were busy watching the Champs-Élysées, the robbers took advantage of this opportunity.”

Neither police nor Apple has said what merchandise was stolen. But with estimates of the stash estimated to be around $1.3 million, we can only imagine any one of the following:

3,258 iPhone 5s

3,951 iPad minis

2,605 iPads with retina display

3,258 iPad 2s

8,724 iPod nanos

or 26,530 iPad shuffles

 

Patrick May Patrick May (303 Posts)

With more than 30 years on the front line of daily American journalism, I'm currently a staff writer with the San Jose Mercury News, covering Apple and writing people-centric business stories from Silicon Valley.