Group of Burglars Commit Smash and Grab Burglary at Best Buy on Palatine Rd Near Rand Rd, Arlington Heights on Christmas Eve

Damage from Best Buy burglary about 3:40 a.m. December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve)
Damage from Best Buy burglary that occurred about 3:40 a.m. December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve).

Arlington Heights police responded to an activated burglar alarm about 3:40 AM Thursday December 24, 2020 of a commercial burglary at Best Buy, 615 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Arlington Heights arrived at the store to find that unknown offenders forced entry into front glass doors. Glass panels of an exterior door and an interior lobby door were shattered.

Security video captured images of multiple offenders wearing hoodies with their identities hidden entering the store, and grabbing products within a short time period. The offenders focused on Apple products, including iPhones and iPads. All Apple iPhone were missing from their displays near the front of the store.

The crime is reported to have occurred at 3:40 a.m. overnight Wednesday to Thursday (Christmas Eve) on December 24, 2020 with a duration of less than five minutes.

The group hit several cell phone stores in nearby communities with a similar method prior to hitting the Best Buy store in Arlington Heights.

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Damage from Best Buy burglary about 3:40 a.m. December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve)
Damage from Best Buy burglary that occurred about 3:40 a.m. December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve).

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