As Bloomberg reports, three masked gunmen stormed the Berlin Kurfuerstendamm Apple location stealing some of the money Apple fans used to pay for iPhone 6 units during the launch weekend.
“The heist was brazen. The Apple store, a former movie palace built a century ago, was flooded with people checking out the new phones and shoppers thronged the busy boulevard outside,” Bloomberg writes. “The bandits rushed the cash transporter and carried off a chunk of the day’s earnings. The robbers jumped in a Citroen sedan and sped off. A short time later, police say they found the burning remnants of the getaway car in a wooded area about two miles from the store.”
While it’s not clear yet how much money was stolen – Apple didn’t comment on the matter – the publication reveals one interesting thing about Germans: They like purchasing stuff with cash only rather than plastic.
That explains why these particular robbers targeted this particular store on this particular day, as it’s likely that many Germans bought new iPhone 6 models using cash.
The robbers didn’t care for the new iPhones during the quick attack, and focussed only on grabbing some of the cash that was supposed to be heading to a bank. It’s likely they can purchase their iPhone 6 model of choice at a later date with Apple’s own money, although that’s assuming the police doesn’t catch them first.