INFO THE DISPATCH. Near Toulouse, an Apple store robbed: at least €45,000 in damage

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One or more burglars robbed the Iconcept store in Labège overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. This specialist in Apple products lost around €50,000 worth of goods.

At first glance, one might think that nothing happened. This Thursday, the large Iconcept store, an Apple store installed in Labège since 2020, welcomes its customers normally. Only some of the computers and phones on display in the store seem to have suddenly disappeared. “We were robbed”, explains a salesman in front of a customer taken aback by these white pieces of furniture left empty in the middle of the room.

A methodical flight

This spectacular flight takes place overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. Shortly after 1 a.m., at least one person quietly approaches this store located next to several restaurants. The car park is deserted when the criminal(s) seizes a garbage container. A hooded and gloved man uses it as a support to pass behind the protective grid located at the entrance of the Iconcept. Then in a few minutes, the Monte-en-l’air attacks the barrel of the door. Child’s play for this expert.

What follows is methodical. The thief or thieves focus on the fastest objects to steal. Computers and mobile phones displayed in the center of the sales area are unplugged before being placed in a bag. The author(s) wander throughout the space but do not enter the reserve.

They finally leave before two o’clock in the morning, with an important booty in their vehicles. According to our information, the damage is around €50,000. “The numbers are climbing quickly given the price of Apple products,” says a source familiar with the matter.

Naturally, the Toulouse prosecutor’s office immediately opened an investigation for burglary. The investigations are entrusted to the gendarmes of the autonomous territorial brigade of Saint-Orens. As of Wednesday, only a few hours after the events, these soldiers from the Villefranche-de-Lauragais company moved to the scene to collect as many clues as possible. Soon, they should also audition the manager and the ten employees.

While waiting to learn more, the management of the store did not wish to speak.

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