North Fulton County

Burglars rappel through store ceiling, make off with $100k in items, police say

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Dunwoody police said burglars took a page out of the movie 'Mission Impossible' when they stole more than $100k worth of Apple products from a Best Buy Store.

Police said the thieves rappelled through a hole in the ceiling at the store on Hammond Drive.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik was at the scene where Sgt. Robert Parsons compared the crime to a movie heist.

"Someone that comes in, it's a 'Mission Impossible' style burglary," Sgt. Robert Parsons told Petchenik.

Parsons said once inside, the burglars burrowed into a storage room and stole thousands in iPhones, iPads, Mac books and more.


Parsons said police are looking to see if this burglary is related to similar ones that have occurred in Texas and Florida. Officers are trying to find surveillance video of the suspects coming nto the store because there was no video inside.

Police are also checking to see if the stolen products end up for sale.

Petchenik spoke with customers, who were surprised at the sophistication of the thieves.

"Oh my God they are getting that good? Mind blown," one shopper told Petchenik.