A well planned and well thought out theft. Also as regards the goods to be stolen: smartphones and smartwatches, evidently considered easier to place on the “black market”. During the night, the Mediaworld store in via Marcinelle in Milan, in the Rubattino area, was attacked by a commando. It was what in the jargon is called a “split”: the thieves used a car as a battering ram, smashing a shop window. Once inside, they robbed the shop, particularly preferring the department dedicated to latest generation cell phones and watches. So they fled, losing their tracks.
The episode took place around 3 in the morning: the noises of broken glass and sirens in the shop triggered the reports to the police. When the State Police cars arrived on the spot, however, there was no trace of the thieves: on the spot they left only the car, destroyed, used as a ram to penetrate the shop. From the first checks carried out with the managers of the store, the policemen of the Milan police headquarters have quantified the value of the stolen goods at over 100 thousand euros: loot that will probably be put on sale in a few days, perhaps even online. In the meantime, however, the police hope to be able to trace and arrest the perpetrators of the theft: the images recorded by the video surveillance cameras installed outside and inside the shop could prove very useful in this regard. On the other hand, it is not the first time that the Rubattino Mediaworld has been targeted by thieves: in 2017 some criminals had blown up the continuous cash desk of the store in the night and then ran away with cash. The roar had frightened all the residents of the area, again struggling with a busy night.