In the early morning hours Sunday, a pair of hooded thieves broke in a drone shop in Woodinville, Wash., and took off with “the Apple watch of drones.”
According to this report from KIRO-TV in Seattle, the burglars lifted the $3,500 Inspire 1 drone from the CopterShop. Owner Steve McIrvin says it’s a big loss because there are only 10 in the country. It’s not even on sale yet but there’s a lot of “pent-up demand for it.”
The thieves took a couple other smaller drones in their smash-and-grab, too.
How valuable will that drone be? Probably not much. It has about 15 minutes of battery life, and as KIRO points out, once anyone connects it to a computer, it will immediately shut down due to anti-theft software.
Check out the news segment below, including security camera video.