Simply Computing posts reward after 20 Apple laptops stolen in Vancouver

Simply Computing says Apple notebook computers and external hard drives collectively valued at over $50,000 were stolen from its Vancouver store.

More than 20 laptops, including MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display models, were taken from the computer retailer's 1690 West Broadway location last Friday night (May 2).

“This is one of the biggest losses in the company’s 30 year history,” Gord McOrmond, owner and president, said in a news release. “We’re thankful that this happened after-hours, and neither employees nor customers were injured.”

Now Simply Computing is offering a reward of $2,000—enough to get you a decent MacBook—for "any information leading to an arrest". Tips can be left with Crime Stoppers or Vancouver police. 

McOrmond also issued this warning: "The public should be aware that purchasing a new or almost-new computer from anyone but an authorized Apple reseller is very risky. When a computer's serial number is flagged as stolen, warranty service will be denied. The purchaser will also be questioned by police and lose the computer without compensation."

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