Both Chicago Apple Stores were looted during Sunday disturbances

Apple Lincoln Park
Apple Lincoln Park (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Two Chicago Apple Stores were looted Sunday.
  • Protests began after a man was shot by police.
  • Looting followed, with Apple Michigan Avenue and Apple Lincoln Park hit.

Two Apple Stores in Chicago were looted overnight after protests over a police shooting on Sunday. Those protests erupted into violance and multiple stores, including the two Apple Stores, were looted during the chaos.

According to tweets last night, both Apple Michigan Avenue and Apple Lincoln Park were hard hit with one video showing looters filling waiting cars with Apple Store goods.

The impressive Apple Store Michigan Avenue saw windows smashed and displayes cleared out, with the store left bare by the time looters had finished.

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The initial protests began after police officers shot a suspect after a call to alert them of a man with a gun in the Inglewood area. The man was shot after police returned fire – he's now in hospital in an "unknown" condition, according to local news reports.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.