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Burglars break into The Redmond Mac Store again, take 16 laptops
Two months ago, burglars broke into the backroom of The Redmond Mac Store and stole approximately 16 MacBook Pro laptops worth about $25,000.
Following that incident, manager Sean Callahan said Redmond Police Department (RPD) officers suggested they reinforce the backroom door with an astragal metal plate, which they did.
At 7:07 a.m. on Sunday, four burglars broke through the backroom door again and stole 16 more MacBook Pro laptops worth about $25,000-$30,000, according to Callahan.
"Apparently they had time to comfortably work on the door until it gave way, came in and made off with the loot in less than 30 seconds," he said.
In a black-and-white store video released by the RPD, four individuals wearing hoods and beanies over their heads and masks entered the room and grabbed the items off the shelves and hastily exited.
Callahan said once the door gave way, the store's security system alerted police, who raced to the Redmond Town Center (RTC) store to find the suspects gone and all doors locked at about 7:13 a.m. Callahan added that he was notified of the burglary and remotely logged into his security cameras to view what happened.
The store manager and an RTC spokeswoman said the shopping center has a security system and security guards, but the burglars went unnoticed. Callahan noted that they will reinforce the backroom door again and look into other measurements how they can keep burglaries from recurring. The RTC spokeswoman said they will have a discussion with Callahan and the police about the situation.
RPD spokesperson and officer Julie Beard said the investigation is ongoing and Callahan is asking the public to come forward if anyone knows who may be responsible or where to find the computers. Tips can be reported to the RPD by calling (425) 556-2500 or 911.