Apple hires cops to guard California stores after string of robberies

Apple Store theft

Given that Apple Stores are literal showcases where tens of thousands of dollars of electronics is made available just a few steps from public streets, it's never been surprising that they're targets for theft. Apple has always balanced the welcoming atmosphere of its stores with subtle-but-obvious security guards loitering in the background, but thanks to a recent uptick of robberies in California, it's having to take further measures.

According to CBS Sacramento, Apple has contracted with the local police department to hire uniformed officers to stand guard in its stores. Since the officers began to provide a visible presence in stores, the police department says that there have been no further robberies. Apple is footing the bill, the police department said, meaning that there's no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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