Originally Posted by david_e
The ability to read is hardly the only measure of intelligence. "That kind of people" were smart enough to know where to get a gun, that two is sometimes superior to one, and to not shoot the idiot who though his bit of plastic tech was more valuable than his life.
By using a gun they turned a crime police would have ignored into one that almost surely now has a detective assigned. And if caught, they will face a long sentence -- maybe as long as for a non-violent bank robbery (see my last post) -- for a tiny potential payday.
Sorry, but using a gun to steal a Kindle -- or even an iPad -- is really, really, dumb.