Break in at Microsoft’s research office sees only iPads stolen

Break in at Microsoft’s research office sees only iPads stolenAccording to a report in a Palo Alto newspaper, a break in took place at Microsoft’s office in Mountain View and the only things that were taken from the property were iPads. The Break in supposedly happened over the Christmas period at one of Microsoft’s research offices and the thief got away with two iPad 2 models, two iPad third generation models and one of the latest iPad 4th generation models. Apparently no Microsoft products were stolen in the burglary.

Police Sgt Sean Thompson said there are no suspects and no sign of forced entry. The iPads were taken from three offices in Microsoft Building 5 on the campus at 1075 La Avenida Street, according to Thompson, the theft was reported on Wednesday.

Thompson said, all employees have access to the building through their electronic key cards. The company told police it was closed for two days on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thompson said he assumes Microsoft has some sort of video surveillance and will be reviewing who entered and exited the building during the time frame of the theft. So far police do not have any suspect information.

Now before you to start to laugh, there could be a really simple explanation for all this. Maybe the offices didn't have any Microsoft Surface’s or Laptops lying around. Maybe the only things available in those particular offices were Apple’s products. Ok, it’s a long shot I agree, go on, laugh if you want!

Source: macgasm

Break in at Microsoft’s research office sees only iPads stolen


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There are 14 comments. Add yours.

Freiteez says:

That's pretty funny. Even if there were surfaces I think the burglars are smart enough to just grab the iPads. Funny story

AlwaysHedged says:

Anyone stupid enough to be a burglar would naturally steal the iPads.

Nothing here. Move along...

siddharthbandhu says:

Microsoft can make a comeback using this: "We were working on a top secret app for iPad"

[I wish it was Wordament]

Premium1 says:

Ha that's a real kick in the nuts for MS, even thiefs don't want their products.

xcsdm says:

Came here to see this comment. I was not disappointed.

cutoffcirc21 says:

Now we'll get those Office for iPad leaks we need!

Ratane says:

My goodness, sounds super funny!

siddo_d says:

I don't find it funny…

ViewRoyal says:

@ siddo_d: "I don't find it funny…"

Is your name Steve Baller, by chance?

rustymini says:

hahahahahaha.........nuff said. says:

Microsoft should not have reported this... Should have handled it internally and buried it.

Oscar_thegrouch says:

This is the first thing that's made me laugh all day:) Congrats Microsoft!!

Harley Meekins says:

What a dumb thing to write about. But who does something that strange? It would have to be someone from Apple, or paid by Apple to do that. If someone really wanted to just get an iPad, they would have taken some easy access items, not a business building to take direct competitor items. Apple, why have to stooped so low...

gtpointer says:

Simple explanation. It was a research lab, so any development products there probably weren't worth anything to your average thief, so they left them and took fully developed products (which will be rivals MS is studying - they don't need to study their own products, they developed them).