Thieves drilled hole in roof of Spanish Best Buy fort and stole Apple products – WKRG News 5
SPANISH FORT, Alabama (WKRG) – Surveillance footage inside Best Buy shows at least two suspects inside the store after entering through a hole they drilled in the roof.
“They are like two Grinches trying to steal Christmas because Black Friday is only two days away,” said Spanish Fort Police Chief John Barber.
Their target was anything Apple: iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, HP laptops.
âThey had bolt cutters, they had drills, they had all the tools needed to make the entry in these cases,â said Barber.
The thieves spent more than two hours inside the store.
âA lot of times burglars are there and they’re rushing in, they’re trying to get in and out, they’re careless, they’re missing things,â Barber said. “They took their time, they were comfortable, they weren’t afraid of being discovered.”
The thieves left the building the same way they entered, leaving behind their tools and even the ladder. The burglary was not discovered until employees opened the store on Wednesday morning. Chief Barber fears this will happen again.
âIt was very lucrative what they did last night, and so for me, when they find something that’s a good honeypot, they go back there. It might not be ours. could be someone else’s.
While their faces are covered, Chief Barber says they have some pretty solid leads as to who it is and hopes to stop them before another business is hit.
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SPANISH FORT, Alabama (WKRG) – At least two people drilled a hole in the roof and fell through the ceiling in the Best Buy on the central east coast of Spanish Fort. Police told WKRG News 5 that the burglars stole Apple products, but it is not yet clear how many.
Spanish Fort Police Chief John Barber said the burglars spent up to two hours inside the store and “seemed very comfortable” taking their time cutting cages with tools electrical to access Apple products.
Police at the Spanish fort said they provided WKRG News 5 surveillance video.
The video shows two people lowering a stepladder into the store, then crawling across the floor, seemingly oblivious to the security camera capturing their every move.
We will continue to update this story as we gather more information.