"Mission Impossible"-style heist pulled off at Best Buy

The remarkable heist that hit a Best Buy store in New Jersey this morning almost seemed to be eerily pulled from the Mission Impossible playbook, as thieves made off with $26,000 worth of Apple notebooks without leaving a trace in the store.

Best Buy employees discovered a hole in the roof, while not a single motion sensor was set off, and no evidence captured on the security cameras.  The thieves employed a "high degree of sophistication. They never set off any motion sensors. They never touched the floor. They rappelled in and rappelled out" according to a police department spokesman.

Instead, they scaled a gas pipe located on the side of the building onto the roof, where they cut a 3-ft wide hole, used some kind of suction to lift the piece out, lowered themselves 16 feet into the store (but positioned 10 feet off the ground, so motion sensors would not go off).  Everything was planned so store banners would obscure the security cams, and finally, they took off with the laptops off metal racks, while hanging from the ceiling, Tom Cruise style.