“Ninja” Botches Robbery Attempt At North Carolina Apple Store

It looks like even ninjas needs to stand in line with the rest of us at the local Apple Store.

In what can only described as a poorly planned robbery attempt, a man dressed in (you guessed it) a ninja suit drove a stolen car through the front glass of the Greensboro, N.C., Apple Store Friday morning in an attempt to pick up the latest iGadgets for free.

But, apparently, the want-to-be robber’s skills didn’t match his outfit as he ran away before stealing anything. The security guard in the store at the time was uninjured.

And that was probably the best for the “great warrior” as other smash-and-grab robbers of Apple Stores have lost more than their dignity. In April, an armed thief was shot and killed by a security guard in a robbery attempt at a San Diego-area Apple store.

Stories like these definitely put loss prevention in a new light. I’m planning on attending the NRF Loss Prevention Conference and Expo in Dallas later this month and reporting back on what is new in the realm of retail security. Hopefully, there won’t be a need for any anti-ninja training sessions.

Do our loss prevention or law enforcement readers have any other stupid-criminal stories that can top the not-so-smart ninja?

Posted by Brent Dirks on Jun 03, 2011

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