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Unsolved Mystery: No One Charged in $90K Electronics Theft

Employees of the Best Buy in Amherst (New York) got quite a surprise when they went to open the store on June 24, 2016. “We got a call when they opened up in the morning, and initially everything looked fine,” Assistant Chief Charles Cohen of the Amherst Police Department said. Cohen said the Best Buy employees walked back to where they keep electronics to find $90,000 worth of iPads missing.

“The suspects had gotten on the roof of the Best Buy on Niagara Falls Boulevard, managed to cut a hole in the roof, and then climbed down a ladder,” he said. Cohen said when officers responded, they canvassed the store and found 400 iPads missing. He said the odd thing was that the store had an alarm, but it wasn’t triggered. “Which makes you wonder if they had some knowledge of the system or maybe it was simply because they entered through the roof,” Cohen said.

Through their investigation, officers learned the thieves stole a skyjack that was at an adjoining construction site to get on the roof. They also used a saw to cut through rubber, metal and insulation to get… WGRZ2 News

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