Sometimes you just, like, really want an iPad. And sometimes you really want a couple suitcases full of iPads. And then, sometimes, you want a couple suitcases full of iPads so bad you're willing to hide out at Target until after the store closes and then brazenly snatch the electronic gadgets of your desire.
Such was the case recently in Tacoma.
According to police in the City of Destiny, on the night of June 3 at the Target at 3320 South 23rd Street (the one at the corner of South 23rd and Union, near Bellarmine Prep, for those playing at home) a devious man ducked into the store around 8:30 p.m. and didn't leave until the store was well-closed he'd taken all the iPads he could carry. Impressively, police say that was about $15,000 worth.
Police say a man entered the store about 8:30 p.m. and hid behind several large boxes until the store closed. Around midnight, he took several items of luggage from the shelves, smashed multiple display cases and loaded the luggage with electronics.
Just like stealing candy from a baby. Except we're talking about iPads. And a Target in Tacoma.
Police say after stuffing his newly-acquired luggage full of iPads the man smashed a glass door and made off on foot - heading west toward Union Avenue. During his getaway the man apparently dropped one of the pieces of luggage he'd stuffed with stolen goods, which police later recovered.
, which is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the case, the suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, with a light complexion and a slender build. During the burglary, as you can see in the crappy surveillance photos that have been made available, the suspect was wearing a black and white checkered hooded coat, light colored pants, black shoes, white gloves and a baseball hat with a red bill.
As mentioned, two crappy photos of the suspect in action, which you can find on the following page, have made available by police and Tacoma Pierce-County Crime Stoppers.