The entire heist lasted just seconds. The robbers entered the crowded store, grabbed a bunch of MacBooks and iPhones from the display tables, and ran away.
Police are seeking the public’s help to identify four thieves who robbed a Fresno, California, Apple Store over the weekend.
The theft took place on Saturday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m., according to a Facebook post from the Fresno Police Department. “Four black males entered the Fashion Fair Apple Store at 667 E. Shaw and stole over $27,000 in phones and computers,” police wrote.
As you can see in the surveillance footage below, posted to YouTube by CBS New York, the entire heist lasted just seconds – blink and you might miss it. The robbers entered the crowded store, grabbed a bunch of MacBooks and iPhones from the display tables, and ran away.
Pricey Apple devices are a popular target for thieves. A day before the Fresno heist, a group of five hooded thieves stole more than $19,000 worth of iPhones from a New York Apple Store. Police in Suffolk County released footage of that heist and are also asking for the public’s help identifying the thieves.
At the risk of stating the obvious, if you rob an Apple Store, you’re going to be caught on camera.
Anyone with information on the identities of the Fresno thieves can call the Fresno Police Department at (559) 621-7000 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867). The Facebook post notes that you can share what you know anonymously, and will “receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.”
Meanwhile, earlier this year, crooks stole more than $100,000 worth of Apple products from a Best Buy by breaking in to the store through the roof. In November, 313 iPhone X handsets worth more than $370,000 were stolen from a UPS truck.