Smash and grab thieves do some holiday looting in Apple Store, Berlin

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Bild.de reports that thieves crashed an Opel Corsa into the Apple Store in Berlin in the early hours, stealing display model iPhones, iPads and Macs. Six thieves were said to have carried out the smash and grab at 4.15am before escaping in two Audis.

There have been seven such burglaries in Berlin recently, including one at the electronics chain Media Markt, where the thieves made off with goods worth €100,000 ($137,000).

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Berlin Apple Store expected to open first weekend in May; third Swedish store on the way

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Apple’s first store in Berlin looks set to open the first weekend in May, reports German site iFun.

iFun posted photos showing the scaffolding coming down, and says that much of the interior is in place, with employee briefings pointing to the 4th May opening.

The site has previously posted very amateurish video of the interior before the furniture was installed. You may wish to mute your speakers before playing it … Read more