After a string of robberies by a criminal ring led to over $1 million in stolen Apple devices, the company is now contracting police officers to stand guard outside of its Apple Stores in Sacramento and Roseville, according to CBS Sacramento. The thefts took place across 19 counties in California throughout September, and 17 suspects have been charged so far.
Apple is privately contracting Sacramento police officers, which means no taxpayer dollars are going toward their extra shifts. Police officers can offer tighter security and greater protection than mall security since they are able to pursue thieves outside of mall property.
Prior to the robberies, Apple already had police stationed outside its Marina and Union Square Apple Stores...
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