Snatch and grab iPad thieves rip off victim’s pinky, too

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“A brazen theft in the Cherry Creek Mall left the victim with a permanent injury to his hand,” CBS News reports. “He had just bought an iPad as a favor for a friend.”

“Bill Jordan told CBS station KCNC he moved his family to Colorado from New Jersey 15 years ago to get away from a crime there,” CBS News reports. “Now after the iPad theft, he said his life and the life of his family will never be the same.”

“Last Thursday afternoon the 59-year-old Aurora man walked into the Apple store to pick up an iPad for a co-worker. ‘I had been asked by one of my colleagues in Canada to pick up an iPad for someone who is being promoted.’ Jordan left the store with his iPad bag tied around his hand,” CBS News reports. “Unreleased surveillance film shows two young men following him.”

CBS News reports, “A few feet from the doors to the parking garage Jordan felt a violent tugging at his arm. He looked down and saw a young man trying to grab his bag. ‘He was almost sitting on the ground he was pulling so hard and it was still tied around my fingers; and it wouldn’t come off and then finally he gave it one big jerk; and that’s when he stripped the skin off my pinky and it went right down to the bone.’ The robber grabbed the iPad and ran out of the mall.”

Watch the local video from CBS4 in Denver at the bottom of the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Gross, disgusting, repulsive, vile, and nasty, but enough about the scumbags who committed this crime.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TheConfuzed1” for the heads up.]


  1. Perhaps Apple could offer a registration service right in the store — that way iPhones and iPads can be remotely bricked in cases like this, or tracked. “Where is my iPad and the scumbag who took it?” A TJ Hooker app.

  2. @Metryq

    Seeing how the guy just bought it I bet they could go right to the store and get the transaction that was made and get the serial number so whomever tries to activate it they can locate it or whipe.. who knows. Maybe Apple will give him and the coworker one for free 😀

  3. Poor guy.

    If Apple didn’t use such high-quality shopping bags, the plastic would have ripped before the drawstring stripped his finger.

    Unfortunately, if Apple gave away a free iPad for every stolen one, there would literally be no end to the number of i[mobile device] “thefts.” That’s like a “buy one, get twenty free” deal.

  4. I’m curious if an unregistered product can still be traced once the device is turned on and accesses the Internet. Does Apple Store’s POS system match serial number and IP address through the scanner at purchase?

  5. @=[

    very true. But they may refund the money or give him one under the radar and just ask to not mention it in public. I’m sure the guy wouldn’t jump right to the media.. but who knows, he seems like a decent guy with some bad luck.

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