Thieves Pull High-Level Heist...Just to Steal New Laptop Computers

As though taking a lesson from the movie Mission Impossible, thieves broke into a Best Buy in New Jersey, rappelling in from a hole that they cut in the roof to hover over a spot obscured from security cameras. What did these highly-skilled thieves take? Just 20 Apple notebook computers. That's it.

"High level of sophistication," said Detective James Ryan, a police department spokesman. "They never set off any motion sensors. They never touched the floor. They rappelled in and rappelled out."

Employees discovered the missing laptops, as well as a gaping hole in the ceiling, when they arrived to work around 6:30 this morning.

The thieves left boot prints on the gas pipe, which runs up the side of the building in Monmouth Junction, Ryan said.

On top of the building, they used a saw to cut through several inches of rubber and insulation, then sliced a 3-foot-wide square in the metal roof, he said.


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Sounds a lot like a story I heard back when working at comp-USA in Arizona... I remember hearing stories of a similar heist into the locked laptop room. via an impromptu roof entrance.
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