Bad apples: Cops hunting for sneaks who stole hi-tech electronics from Ft. Greene ‘Store’

Swiped: Police are searching for the four criminals who stole as many Apple watches from the tech company’s Fort Greene store on Dec. 30.
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This store better Watch out!

Four worms stole as many high-end electronics from the Fort Greene Apple Store on Dec. 30, police said.

The quartet of sneaks swiped four white stainless-steel Apple Watches worth hundreds of dollars each from the Flatbush Avenue shop around 3 pm the day before New Year’s Eve, according to cops, who couldn’t say how the thieves managed to escape the store full of geniuses with their illicit time-pieces in tow.

The Silicon Valley tech giant opened its shop on the ground floor of the luxury 300 Ashland tower in December 2017, roughly a year after the company with a cult following debuted its first Brooklyn shop in Williamsburg in 2016.

Earlier this year, Apple head honcho Tim Cook traveled from California to Fort Greene to reveal new products at a much-hyped event at Brooklyn Academy of Music, which locals could watch via a live-stream at the recently burgled store.

Reps for Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, January 2, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Walter T. from Dyker Heights says:
Maybe they got tired of being told to wait in line by snotty kids
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:45 am
Tyler from pps says:
What do the quotation marks around Store supposed to mean?
Jan. 3, 2019, 2:25 pm

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