The Apple store on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm shopping street only opened in May, and now faces extensive damages after burglars drove a stolen car through the front door, Bild newspaper reported.
Police confirmed on Monday that a Opel Corsa with several people inside hurtled into the building at 4.15am.They grabbed electronics and piled into a second car that had driven in behind the first. It is not yet clear how many items they took or the value of the goods.
The break-in mirrors one that happened at Berlin's Alexa shopping centre on December 9th. Burglars got away with around €100,000 worth of goods in a one-minute raid. A second, smaller scale, burglary happened again at an electronics shop in Zehlendorf on December 18th.
The state's criminal investigations office has opened an investigation into the smash-and-grab raids – of which there have been seven in the past year. They are likely, police believe, being carried out by the same gang.