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(NYPost)   Arrrrrrh.. Mateys, a good pillage indeed of the electronics at the Best Buy. Now we can plot our new course using GPS. Arrrrrrh, on to where the rum is stored   (nypost.com) divider line 60
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2013-12-31 02:21:38 PM
Yeah, but half of that $75k was extended warranties.
 
2013-12-31 02:23:53 PM
Looks more a job for sledgehammers.
 
2013-12-31 02:23:58 PM
"Police first thought the crooks had used a boat to enter the shop because a ladder was found in a canal next to the store "

That hole is way too small for a boat.
 
2013-12-31 02:26:51 PM
I know where that store is. I get a good look at it whenever I'm stuck in traffic on the Belt Parkway, which is every time.
 
2013-12-31 02:27:05 PM
And no one heard a thing?
 
2013-12-31 02:28:11 PM

ShobuZukuri: And no one heard a thing?



Over that jackhammer? You've got to be kidding.
 
2013-12-31 02:29:05 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: "Police first thought the crooks had used a boat to enter the shop because a ladder was found in a canal next to the store "

That hole is way too small for a boat.


It was a schooner
 
2013-12-31 02:29:08 PM
$75,000 heist at Best Buy? I have the entire list of missing things here:

Samsung 40" LCD Television
Canon MX550 inkjet printer
Logitech mouse (2)
HDMI cables (pack of 6)
Miscellaneous cell phone cases (14)
Flat-panel 19" computer monitor
 
2013-12-31 02:29:37 PM
"Police first thought the crooks had used a boat to enter the shop because a ladder was found in a canal next to the store -  but that theory hasn't held up" because no boat tracks were found.
 
2013-12-31 02:31:05 PM
Well the robbers only went in to steal 20 new pcs, but the sales associate told them they would also need 20 new monitors, surge protectors, printers, and printer paper etc etc.
 
2013-12-31 02:31:27 PM

wildcardjack: Looks more a job for sledgehammers.


I always wondered why that wasn't tried more often, it's not *that* hard to bust up cinder blocks. Sometimes I think going through a wall sounds easier than the door lol
 
2013-12-31 02:31:28 PM

SmackLT: $75,000 heist at Best Buy? I have the entire list of missing things here:

Samsung 40" LCD Television
Canon MX550 inkjet printer
Logitech mouse (2)
HDMI cables (pack of 6)
Miscellaneous cell phone cases (14)
Flat-panel 19" computer monitor


or 1 Monster Cable.
 
2013-12-31 02:31:29 PM
Yo ho ho and a cartridge of RAM.
 
2013-12-31 02:31:41 PM
A $75,000.00 heist? What could anyone possibly do with 5 Monster Cables?
 
2013-12-31 02:33:46 PM
MemeSlave:

or 1 Monster Cable.

Curse you!
 
2013-12-31 02:40:23 PM

pyrotek85: wildcardjack: Looks more a job for sledgehammers.

I always wondered why that wasn't tried more often, it's not *that* hard to bust up cinder blocks. Sometimes I think going through a wall sounds easier than the door lol


And there's no alarm set up on the wall. While there might be motion sensors in the building, the extra minutes you save by not setting off the door alarm can make your escape that much easier.

/I may have said too much.
 
2013-12-31 02:40:48 PM
FTFA: then fled with fancy electronics

But only the fancy ones... not those found amongst the commoners...
 
2013-12-31 02:41:56 PM
Funny, I had a notion then saw this image in the "You Might Also Like" at the bottom of the page:

images.outbrain.com

It's usually not the heist but moving the goods is the problem.

/hot , like Lufthansa
 
2013-12-31 02:41:56 PM

pyrotek85: wildcardjack: Looks more a job for sledgehammers.

I always wondered why that wasn't tried more often, it's not *that* hard to bust up cinder blocks. Sometimes I think going through a wall sounds easier than the door lol


Why even bother with hammers? It's not hard at all to run a stolen truck through a cinder block wall. Most crooks just aren't that imaginative.
 
2013-12-31 02:46:58 PM

ShobuZukuri: And no one heard a thing?


It kind of makes sense.   I mean, it can't take all that long to knock a hole in cinderblock with a jackhammer.  And if people are driving by in the middle of the night, with the windows up, and they happen to hear vaguely industrial sounds echoing in the distance... are they really going to hang around to take a closer look?
 
2013-12-31 02:51:40 PM
police seek a group of bikini clad women in relation to the heist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5bYDhZBFLA
possibly nsfw, depending on where you work.
 
2013-12-31 02:51:55 PM

pyrotek85: wildcardjack: Looks more a job for sledgehammers.

I always wondered why that wasn't tried more often, it's not *that* hard to bust up cinder blocks. Sometimes I think going through a wall sounds easier than the door lol


And no alarms on the walls.
 
2013-12-31 02:57:19 PM

Boxcutta: A $75,000.00 heist? What could anyone possibly do with 5 Monster Cables?


Jumper cables for the getaway car
 
2013-12-31 02:57:59 PM

Wasteland: ShobuZukuri: And no one heard a thing?

It kind of makes sense.   I mean, it can't take all that long to knock a hole in cinderblock with a jackhammer.  And if people are driving by in the middle of the night, with the windows up, and they happen to hear vaguely industrial sounds echoing in the distance... are they really going to hang around to take a closer look?


Yeah depending on the exact setting I could certainly see them getting away with 10 minutes of noise, most people aren't going to take much notice of 'construction sounds'. It's not like they were using dynamite or something, that would get the 911 calls going.
 
2013-12-31 03:04:48 PM

Wasteland: ShobuZukuri: And no one heard a thing?

It kind of makes sense.   I mean, it can't take all that long to knock a hole in cinderblock with a jackhammer.  And if people are driving by in the middle of the night, with the windows up, and they happen to hear vaguely industrial sounds echoing in the distance... are they really going to hang around to take a closer look?


All of the best buy stores that are in malls where I live have security driving around 24/7. You would figure that a security guard driving around in the middle of the night would hear a jackhammer.
 
2013-12-31 03:05:19 PM
At least the insurance company will be paying for all those GPS devices that have been gathering dust.
 
2013-12-31 03:05:21 PM
You know, other than the fact that I don't want to go to prison, and have a general philosophy that stealing is wrong, I'd love to be a thief, just for the fun of planning and executing a creative heist.
 
2013-12-31 03:05:58 PM

Boxcutta: MemeSlave:

or 1 Monster Cable.

Curse you!


A double curse!
 
2013-12-31 03:07:29 PM

PreMortem: Funny, I had a notion then saw this image in the "You Might Also Like" at the bottom of the page:

[images.outbrain.com image 195x130]

It's usually not the heist but moving the goods is the problem.

/hot , like Lufthansa


I'm a media dealer, if they filled a few shopping carts with box sets and games I could fence them at a fair rate. If they're the least bit organized I'd go with a P.O. Box corporation shell game, fence the items through the Amazon Marketplace using FBA, and process everything wearing nitrile gloves. You need the shell game more for tax reasons than anything, since you won't have receipts or invoices for merchandise.

And steer clear of serial numbers.
 
2013-12-31 03:15:17 PM
I heard they offered a Parley after realizing all they'd grabbed were Surfaces and Xbones.
 
2013-12-31 03:16:03 PM

MemeSlave: SmackLT: $75,000 heist at Best Buy? I have the entire list of missing things here:

Samsung 40" LCD Television
Canon MX550 inkjet printer
Logitech mouse (2)
HDMI cables (pack of 6)
Miscellaneous cell phone cases (14)
Flat-panel 19" computer monitor

or 1 Monster Cable.


or four Macs or Apples or whatever you call them. Wait does Best Buy sell Apples?
 
2013-12-31 03:18:15 PM

ongbok: Wasteland: ShobuZukuri: And no one heard a thing?

It kind of makes sense.   I mean, it can't take all that long to knock a hole in cinderblock with a jackhammer.  And if people are driving by in the middle of the night, with the windows up, and they happen to hear vaguely industrial sounds echoing in the distance... are they really going to hang around to take a closer look?

All of the best buy stores that are in malls where I live have security driving around 24/7. You would figure that a security guard driving around in the middle of the night would hear a jackhammer.


That security guard might be attentive for the first few days on the job. After that, it's driving around on the phone or parked in a secluded spot hot-boxing...
 
2013-12-31 03:18:29 PM
Wouldn't a backhoe go faster and not make as much noise?

and with all electronics with serial numbers, I don't see how they won't eventually be caught.
 
2013-12-31 03:22:36 PM

Boxcutta: A $75,000.00 heist? What could anyone possibly do with 5 Monster Cables?


To be fair you need 4 to connect into those new 4k tvs. Each cable can only hold 1k. That leaves one left over to hook up your xbox.

/at least that's what the guy at bestbuy said.
 
2013-12-31 03:32:22 PM

whenIsayGO: You know, other than the fact that I don't want to go to prison, and have a general philosophy that stealing is wrong, I'd love to be a thief, just for the fun of planning and executing a creative heist.


Best part of gta v was the heists. Shame they were so few and far apart.
 
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2013-12-31 03:35:33 PM

BumpInTheNight: I heard they offered a Parley after realizing all they'd grabbed were Surfaces and Xbones.


"If anyone so much as mentions the word 'parley', I'll have their guts for garters"
www.pirates4news.com
 
2013-12-31 03:38:19 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

A cutting torch on that metal door would have been a lot easier, faster and quieter.
 
2013-12-31 03:40:52 PM
 
2013-12-31 03:53:27 PM
Arr, why are the rum drives always gone?
 
2013-12-31 03:55:04 PM

ReapTheChaos: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x954]

A cutting torch on that metal door would have been a lot easier, faster and quieter.


I'm wondering if they only opened that door once they had everything near it and ready to quickly load up & leave, looks like a sensor that'd trip an alarm at the top of it there.
 
2013-12-31 03:57:42 PM
A cross between GTA 5 heists and AC 4 warehouse looting.
 
2013-12-31 03:58:04 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: "Police first thought the crooks had used a boat to enter the shop because a ladder was found in a canal next to the store "

That hole is way too small for a boat.


Maybe it was a canoe? Or a kayak?
 
2013-12-31 03:59:25 PM

wildcardjack: And steer clear of serial numbers.


Yeah, never steal serial numbers.
 
2013-12-31 04:02:37 PM
Is on the case!
 
2013-12-31 04:08:22 PM
It amazes me how that place is still in business.  I was looking for a mini HDMI cable.

Monoprice was like $3, Best Buy wanted $40. Wtf buys shiat with that kind of markup?
 
2013-12-31 04:18:24 PM
So no motion detectors in the store?  Interesting.  Too bad there isn't some type of retail establishment around where they could acquire such mystical technology (and a warranty to insure it works)
 
2013-12-31 04:55:34 PM

ReapTheChaos: Better article with more pictures.


I really wish people would stop putting stuff from the NY Post on here.  It is garbage journalism at its worst.  Thanks for a proper link.
 
2013-12-31 05:18:19 PM

MemeSlave: SmackLT: $75,000 heist at Best Buy? I have the entire list of missing things here:

Samsung 40" LCD Television
Canon MX550 inkjet printer
Logitech mouse (2)
HDMI cables (pack of 6)
Miscellaneous cell phone cases (14)
Flat-panel 19" computer monitor

or 1 Monster Cable.


And a pair of Beats cans.
 
2013-12-31 05:39:28 PM
I dont understand why people steel items that can be tracked. Its funny how stupid criminals are.
 
2013-12-31 05:48:17 PM

BumpInTheNight: ReapTheChaos: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x954]

A cutting torch on that metal door would have been a lot easier, faster and quieter.

I'm wondering if they only opened that door once they had everything near it and ready to quickly load up & leave, looks like a sensor that'd trip an alarm at the top of it there.


Yeah as others have said they probably went through the wall to avoid them. If they only tripped it on their way out (to carry big stuff that wouldn't fit through the hole in the wall maybe?) they'd still have time to drive off without being seen.
 
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