Call it the iDash.
A thief in Belmont struck two electronics stores within minutes Monday afternoon, in each case asking a clerk to see a tablet computer before fleeing with the device in a getaway minivan.
The robberies at the RadioShack at 870 Ralston Ave. and the GameStop at 1200 El Camino Real occurred at about 3 p.m., according to Belmont police. At least three suspects were seen in the fleeing vehicle.
firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
This dog’s tricks might be getting old.
An assisted living facility in Daly City was the target last weekend of a brazen thief who distracted an employee long enough to make off with her smartphone. Read More
A prolific cellphone thief is apparently cashing in on the rising trend of thefts from offices.
In the past two weeks, South San Francisco police reported, a crook posing as a customer has stolen from a furniture store, two dental offices and two auto dealers. The same suspect also has struck businesses in Burlingame three times since Feb. 27. Read More
BEIJING — Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism. Read More
Both mobile device manufacturers and service providers have given District Attorney George Gascón what he said are unsatisfactory answers on how to slow down the pace of thefts in San Francisco. Read More
Cellphone thefts not only run rampant on San Francisco streets, they also can happen right in your work cubicle.
An office in downtown San Francisco was reportedly burglarized in the middle of the workday Thursday, the second such heist in a week.
About 1:30 p.m., an unidentified man reportedly walked into a fifth-floor office at 27 Maiden Lane, near Kearny and Market streets, while employees were in a meeting. Read More
The facelessness of corporate culture apparently led to a burglary in San Francisco’s Financial District on Thursday.
At about noon, police said, a crook waltzed unnoticed into an office on the 100 block of Second Street, sat at a desk, talked on the phone, then made off with an iPad.
The iPad’s owner called police and reported that he had momentarily left his desk when the theft occurred. Read More
A man accused of burglarizing the late Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home last month — making off with electronics, jewelry and even the Apple co-founder’s wallet, which contained a $1 bill — reportedly had no idea whose home it was before he broke in, authorities said.
Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was arrested Aug. 2 and charged with the July 17 burglary of Jobs’ home on Waverley Street, which had been vacant for renovations. Read More
When a San Francisco man thought an alleged woman of the night stole from him he took matters into his own hands but he ended up paying the price.
David Patrick Omara, 46, was arrested early Thursday morning after binding and gagging a 20-year-old woman he believed stole an iPad and cash from him in a previous sexual encounter that occurred Tuesday, South San Francisco police said. Read More
Apple Inc is hosting a media event next week where it is expected to unveil the latest version of its popular iPad tablet as it looks to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon Inc.The invitation-only event will be held on March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the same venue Apple used to unveil the last two iPads. Read More