A group of five hooded thieves stole $19,000 worth of iPhones in plain sight of terrified shoppers and astonished onlookers at Apple’s Huntington Station store in New York in a brazen raid which took place at around 8.20pm on Friday.
CCTV captured from the Apple Store, shared via the Daily Mail, shows five thieves entering the store and begin to snatch various iPhone models from the iconic wooden store tables before quickly fleeing unchallenged by employees or passersby.
According to local law enforcement the gang stole 21 iPhone 8s and iPhone Xs valued at over $19,000 (£14,246.20). – An Apple Store employee from a store in the United Kingdom told The Apple Post that store procedure for thefts such as this is that the device stolen is immediately “bricked”, leaving it unusable and unsellable, in hindsight making the robbery worthless.
Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting ‘SCPD’ and your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com.