$24K worth of products stolen in 2nd recent robbery at Apple's Corte Madera, Calif., store

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Robbers reportedly struck an Apple outlet in Corte Madera, Calif. this week, stealing some $24,000 worth of goods just months after a previous raid on the store.

Five burglars filed into the store shortly after its 8 p.m. close on Monday night, taking 17 iPhones, three iPads, and two Macs, according to ABC7 News. The people were described only as in their late teens or early 20s.

A security guard last spotted the burglars running toward the rear of a Macy's. To date the people haven't been caught, and police are asking the public to call the Central Marin Police Authority if they have any information.

On Nov. 25, another group of burglars stole $35,000 to $40,000 worth of devices. ABC7 didn't suggest any immediate link between the two events.

Apple stores can be a prime target for burglars, since the company displays expensive electronics out on tables, visible even to people outside its shops thanks to the company's preference for glass facades.

In other robberies — such as a December incident in Palo Alto — burglars have simply smashed their way in after hours, sometimes using vehicles where streets and sidewalks allow it. To deter ramming, some locations have bollards in place.

Apple's next big outlet is an unlikely target. The store is opening inside the Dubai Mall on Thursday — interior locations appear to be attacked less often, presumably because they're harder to reach and escape.


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