I-Pads & I-Pods Stolen from Kansas City Target Store

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are searching for a man involved in a smash and grab at a Kansas City area Target. The man took dozens of I-Pods and I-Pads an simply walked away from the Target at 135th & State Line.

"He went in the store and went to one place and one place only and left," said Officer Michael Helvie with KCPD.

The suspect used a rock to break in and when no alarm sounded, he was able to spend several un-interrupted minutes inside.

"He comes inside and goes directly to the electronic section and proceeds to steal a large amount of I-Pads and I-Pods along with some E-Kindle readers and some external hard drives," Helvie said. "He then he proceeds to break out the windows in the display casesĀ  to steal the merchandise."

The crook took 59 items.

"It was so heavy that at one point of the video you see him having to physically drag the bag cause he can't carry it," Helvine said.

The alarm finally sounded when he opened the door. The thief had a couple of minutes head start on police. Officers followed some leads right after the burglary. Now, they are asking for the public's help.

"He's probably stealing these to move them," he said. "Somebody doesn't steal 59 I-Pods and I-Pads and hard drives for himself," he said. "There's really no other reason other than to buy these and sell these."

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the bold thief!

"If a guy is offering to sell you a brand new I-Pod or I-Pad with wifi ability, you know something isn't right," he said.

The burglary happened on December 20. If you've been approached by someone since then about this merchandise, police say call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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