“A report popped up yesterday that Microsoft communicated to police earlier this week that there had been a burglary in one of the buildings on its campus in Mountain View, California,” Cody Lee reports for iDownload Blog. “The thief, or thieves, broke into 3 offices in Building 5 on the campus between December 19 and 26, when most folks were gone for the holidays.”

Lee reports, “The Daily Post (via Joshua Anderson) reports: ‘Microsoft reported that two iPad 2s, and two iPad 3s with a combined value of more than $3,000 were taken some time time between Dec. 19 and Dec. 26 on the company’s campus. A police report also said a fifth tablet — described as an iPad 4, worth $729 — was taken as well… No Microsoft products were reported stolen.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Smirk.

Cue the ultimate anti-theft case that makes Apple iPads look like Microsoft Surface tablets in 3… 2… (see related article below).

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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