Thieves swipe $27K worth of gadgets in brazen Apple Store heist

NEW YORK POST:


A crew of quick-acting thieves made off with $27,000 worth of Apple laptops and iPhones in mere seconds in a brazen heist that was caught on camera.

The four young men on Saturday morning swooped into the Apple Store inside Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, California, and made off with 26 pricey products — as stunned customers and employees looked on.

Video from the store shows the bandits, all wearing hoodies and sweatpants, descending on two tables in the front and middle of the store, according to ABC 30.

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 group then takes off — their arms loaded with the pilfered goods — dashing past a crowd of frightened young girls and plowing into a burly customer who tries to block their escape.

The customer, in a white shirt and baseball cap, goes flying as the thieves knock him over.

“Various iPhones, the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and 8, and even the new iPhone X was taken in this grand theft,” said Lt. Mark Hudson of the Fresno Police Department. “One customer stood by the door to prevent them from leaving but was knocked out of the way.”

Police are now hunting for the suspects, whom they described as four or five black males between 16 and 18 years old. They believe a getaway driver was also involved.

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