BOULDER—A burglar smashed the front door to the Apple store in the wee hours here Saturday and made off with laptops, tablets and phones.
Surveillance video showed the suspect sporting a black hood, white gloves and a black baseball cap swiping the electronics from Apple's display tables at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in downtown Boulder, police said.
The smash-and-grab was estimated to have come at a cost of $163,000: The custom-made glass door at the store's entrance is valued at about $100,000, and the iPhones, iPads and MacBooks were cumulatively valued at about $63,000.
Boulder police said they responded to a store alarm at 2:16 a.m.
When officers arrived, the suspect was gone.
But police found three large rocks inside the store that were used to break the front glass door.
Shopping center security officers did not see anything unusual before the burglary, according to Boulder police. Apple store managers have hired extra security. Police say they believe the burglar was a man.
Police ask anyone with emergency tip information to contact the dispatch center at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Police said people who submit tips that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect or suspects may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.