Grand theft Apple: Robbers snatch $27000 worth of electronics in seconds

Joanna Estrada
July 12, 2018

A general view of the inside of a new Apple store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 19, 2017. The four hooded robbers grabbed 26 items worth $27,000 in just seconds this past Saturday.

A group of brazen thieves ran into an Apple store and swiped thousands of dollars worth of computer gear as shoppers and staff could do nothing but watch.

Two of them work at lightning speed to slap laptops shut and rip them from cords secured to the table while another pair yanks out tethered iPhones, as terrified customers, including a little girl, duck under the table.

The thieves then leave the store manoeuvring through the customers. "One customer stood by the door to prevent them from leaving but was knocked out of the way", said Lt. Hudson.

Police are now searching for the thieves which they believe to be between 16 and 18-year-olds.

"All the witnesses were very clear that all the suspects were very aggressive, and it was a sort of takeover style theft", Fresno Police Lt. Rob Beckwith told CBS affiliate KGPE. The police also suspect involvement of a getaway driver. Investigators are reviewing the surveillance footage from the inside the store to see who the young men are, and if the crime might be connected to a similar robbery in Downtown San Luis Obispo last month.

Police initially got a report that the incident was an armed robbery, but later determined that no weapons were used during the heist. However, the latest robbery which occurred at the Apple Store in Huntington Station in NY was pretty freakish.

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