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Apple store raided by criminals

Smash and grabbers on police radar
Mon Oct 10 2011, 09:35

LAST NIGHT the Apple Store in London was targeted by thieves.

According to the Metropolitan Police a group of youths on mopeds made their way to the Apple Store in Covent Garden and threw a brick and then themselves through its window.

Rather than emerge dazed and confused they exited the premises with some Apple hardware and the attentions of Scotland Yard's finest.

"Police were alerted at approx. 01.00hrs this morning (Monday 10 October) to a window broken and property taken from the Apple Store in Covent Garden," said a statement from the Met Police.

"It is believed there were around 7 moped riders / motorcyclists involved, most if not all with a pillion passenger. All persons were in full face crash helmets. They stole Ipads and other similar devices."

Two men, aged 16 and 21, and a moped are in custody already after the police caught them lurking together in a block of flats.

"Although two men are in custody on suspicion of burglary, the inquiry continues and other persons are sought," said detective sergeant Nathan Tozer of Westminster CID. "It is essential that anyone who saw the smash-and-grab, or the suspects making off, contact us as soon as possible." µ


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