Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10:58 am PT (01:58 pm ET)
Video shows BMW X5 crash into California Apple StoreA break-in at the Temecula, Calif., Apple Store last week was captured on video, showing the burglars crashing through the glass storefront and making a mad dash to grab as many valuable electronics as they could.
The video, highlighted by Tech-Shizzle on Thursday, is surveillance footage from inside the Temecula Apple Store. it shows a 2003 BMW X-5 crashing into the store, smashing the front windows and sending tables with Apple products on them flying.
Police have said that the vehicle was reportedly driven into the store by 22-year-old Equonne R. Howard, after which a passenger quickly stole iPhones and iPods.
Police allege that Howard popped two of the tires on the BMW. After the burglary took place, he reportedly changed one tire near the store, while the other flat was allegedly addressed with a stolen can of Fix-A-Flat from a nearby 7-11.
Howard, however, reportedly failed to repair the flat tires on his vehicle, and the BMW was abandoned about a mile from the Temecula Apple Store.
The suspect was apprehended by the Riverside Sheriff's Office when he returned to the scene of the crime in an apparent effort to retrieve the front license plate that came off his vehicle.
Howard is being held on $600,000 bail, which is the estimated amount of damage that was done to the Apple Store.
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