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Car Plows Through Apple Store Window on Berkeley's 4th Street; Merchandise Stolen

By Laura Dixon (BCN)
Friday May 09, 2014 - 11:17:00 PM

A suspect drove through the glass windows of an Apple store in Berkeley early this morning and made off with store merchandise, police said. 

Officers responded around 2:50 a.m. to a report of an alarm at the Apple store at 1823 Fourth St. and found a car inside the store surrounded by glass debris, according to Berkeley police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats. 

By the time they arrived officers found the car empty and "signs of prowl inside the business" but no suspects, the spokeswoman said in an email. 

Several laptops and iPhones were stolen but police have not received the complete list of all the items taken, Berkeley police Sgt. Jennifer Louis said. 

Police said it appears the suspect intentionally drove the car into the store in order to burglarize it. 

Investigators are attempting to gather surveillance footage from the store. 

No suspect description was available and no arrests had been made as of 11 a.m., Louis said. 

An outgoing phone message for the Berkeley Apple store just after 11 a.m. said the store was closed. The next nearest Apple store is located in Emeryville.