Computer store offers reward to catch thieves

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by Ryan O'Donnell

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azfamily.com

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 26 at 12:59 PM

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Justin Cannon and a partner own The Orchard, a computer store in Chandler. Business was great, until they got an early morning phone call from the police.

“It's a really sickening feeling to me. It was hard to deal with," Cannon said. "It's still hard to deal with. I haven't slept that good in the last day."

Thieves had broken into the store and stole more than $20,000 worth of computer equipment. The good news in all of this news was that all caught on surveillance video.

“They ran through, started with the first table which was all the MacBook Pros," Cannon said. "[It] looks like they were well prepared. They had backpacks, crates. They were just closing them and loading them. From there they moved over to the next table which was all the MacBooks, kind of the same thing, then they got all the iPads."

The thieves were in the store for less than two minutes.

While most of the equipment will be replaced through insurance, Cannon wants to make sure this doesn't happen to any other small business. That's why he and his partner is offering a reward to get these guys off the street.

“If anyone can give the police department some information that can help these guys get caught, we're going to offer up either a free MacBook or a cash reward if they prefer,” Cannon said.

Chandler police are investigating.

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