By all accounts, this is one of the coolest videos of a robbery we’ve seen in a while. And fortunately, it also might be one of the dumbest. Watch the video below of a 2003 BMW X5 SUV full of criminals driving through the secured entrance to an Apple Store in Temecula, CA. Not only does the vehicle get stuck under the gate, the getaway “driver” proceeds to nearly runover his co-conspirators in a panic while trying to exit the store. Can we say amateurs?
The driver even busts a couple of Apple’s lovely wooden gadget display tables in the process. One of the men then proceeds to steal iPhones and iPads off of nearby tables. As one Gizmodo commenter pointed out, we “really like how the person decided to grab the iPads off of the ground and off of the broken table instead of the unharmed iPads on the table next to it.” After ending the short-lived thievery, the Beemer crew apparently were nabbed because their license plate got caught in the store’s gate, according to Temecula’s Lt. Doug McGrew. Brilliant.
Next time we hope these guys consult Siri–or the entire history of heist films–before attempting such a feat. Lucky for Apple, that could be another 5-10 years. So, we had to ask Siri:
“How can we make a shiv out of a toothbrush?”
She’s checking her sources, and has promised to get back to us.