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Surveillance Video From Fry's Heist Released

Beware: Campbell Police is urging the general public to be cautious about buying Apple products from online sites such as eBay and Craigslist.

That iPad you were thinking of buying on eBay? Think twice, particularly just now.

That's the advice of Campbell Police, who have now released the surveillance video from the big .

"The Campbell Police Department is asking the public to be extremely cautious of purchasing iPads, iPods, and iPhones from individual sellers and locations other than legitimate store front retail locations," said police Capt. Charley Adams in a press release just after the Aug. 8  burglary.

Nearly 300 Apple products—iPods, iPads and iPhones—valued at $163,000 were stolen from Fry's Electronics that night around 12:15 a.m.

"We are making this public notification in an effort to protect the public from involvement in a criminal investigation and from risk of arrest for receiving and possessing stolen property," Adams said in the release.

According to the Campbell Police log, at least two, and as many as five burglars pried open the front exit door, then pried open the electronics cage and stole numerous iPads, iPhones and iPods.

The burglars then fled to a waiting car on the southbound Highway 17 on-ramp through a hole they had cut in the east fence, the log stated. 

No further leads in the case have been made at the time of this release.

Anyone with information about this theft may contact the Campbell Police Department Investigations Unit at (408) 866-2184.

For those with information whom wish to remain anonymous, information and tips can be provided through the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Tip line (408) 947-STOP (7867).

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