Back on May 9, Santa Monica police responded to the Apple store on the 3rd Street Promenade at 4 in the morning. They found the glass doors smashed, a sledgehammer lying on the ground and about $31,000 worth of computers and other gadgetry missing. Surveillance video spotted four suspects, two males and two females. From the LA Times blog item:
"Three fled north on the Promenade and the fourth ran south."
Four suspects were later arrested nearby in a Chevrolet Impala. Computers were dumped behind a wall on Wilshire Boulevard.
There's no hint in the story as to why the Times got on to the burglary a week late. Probably some other media in Santa Monica wrote about it and the Times saw that story.