Apple partner store in Bennington burglarized

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BENNINGTON — Police are investigating the burglary of an Apple partner store in town Monday night, an incident that a passerby reportedly witnessed.

Brown Computer Solutions, located at 116 Benmont Ave., was broken into and burglarized shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, store owner Patrick Brown told the Banner.

Around $2,000 worth of goods were taken, including an Apple Watch, iPod and accessories such as keyboards, iPad cases and cables.

The store's surveillance camera, which captured most of the burglary, showed the suspect as a "white, medium-built male," Brown said. The person was wearing a dark gray hoodie, a light gray baseball cap and black pants. A blue ski mask covered his nose and mouth, and he was carrying a backpack with gray straps.

Bennington police said a female passerby witnessed the burglary and reported it at around 8:40 p.m. Monday.

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The witness "watched the person enter the building" by breaking a store window and entering through the window, said Bennington police Lt. Camillo Grande.

Grande said police are in the initial stages of the investigation and have not yet identified a suspect.

Monday was the first time the Bennington store of Brown Computer Solutions, identified as an "Apple Premier Partner," experienced a burglary since it was opened in 2013, Brown said.

The store, which sells Apple products except iPhones and offers Apple-certified repairs of all Apple products, also has branches in Brattleboro and Keene, N.H.

Bennington police are asking anyone with information on the burglary to call (802) 442-1030 or leave a tip at https://www.benningtonpolice.com/crime-tips.php.

Contact Tiffany Tan at ttan@benningtonbanner.com, @tiffgtan on Twitter or 802-447-7567 ext. 122.


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