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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Clint from Clinton Hill says:
Why are there single quotes around the word store in this headline? There's no question that people can and do buy things there, which fits any definition of the word store that I have ever seen.
Jan. 11, 10:45 am

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