Apple theft at Microsoft research HQ

Police report says Mountain View campus raider had eyes only for Apples



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8 January 2013 | 0

A break in at Microsoft’s Mountain View campus last week resulted in the theft of five iPads, but the police report, according to a local newspaper, said that all Microsoft-branded products were left untouched.

Mountain View is the location of Microsoft’s primary research and design facility so would be expected to be awash with Windows products, such as the recently released Microsoft Surface tablet and Windows 8-based laptops. However, the thief decided to steal only Apple-branded products.

The thief perhaps assumed the Apple-branded products were worth much more on the black market than the Microsoft branded products.

The news was reported in the Daily Post, a Palo Alto local newspaper. It quotes Police Sergeant Sean Thompson who said there were no signs of forced entry.

The Apple devices were stolen from three Microsoft offices, with two iPad 2s and two iPad 3s reported taken. The report also claims that an iPad 4 was stolen. While iPad 4 does not exist as an official designation, it is common shorthand for the iPad 3 with Thunderbolt connectivity.

IDG News Service

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