Thieves Steal $30K Of Apple Products In Daring Flash Robbery

A quick-witted group of thieves made off with nearly $30,000 in brand new Apple products during a rapid-fire robbery at an Apple Store in Fresno, Calif. over the weekend. The stunning surveillance footage shows the group of four hoodie-wearing young men run around the store, ripping the products from their tethers, before evading a group of bystanders and making a swift exit. According to witnesses, the group didn't display any weapons.

All told, the thieves, who were in the store for a few seconds, took 26 items worth some $27,000. Now, police are looking for five young black men between the ages of 16 and 18 (police believe the crew had a getaway driver).

According to ABC 7, police are also trying to figure out if the robbery is linked to a similar incident at an Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo last month.

"There are other reports, of other places, other cities in California that have had these kinds of takeover thefts," said Lt. Hudson. "So we are looking into (this crime) being connected to other crimes, at any other Apple Stores outside of Fresno."

As the surveillance shows, after grabbing up armfuls of gadgets, the thieves scurried past a group of frightened teenage girls and made sprinted away.

"One customer stood by the door to prevent them from leaving but was knocked out of the way," said Lt. Hudson. "Right now we are looking for four, or five, we believe there was a getaway driver, black males anywhere from 16 to 18 years old."

Lt. Mark Hudson of the Fresno PD told ABC that the thieves took "various iPhones, the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and 8, and even the new iPhone X was taken in this grand theft."


Mazzy Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:46 Permalink

Holy fuck, was that a police spokesperson identifying the perpetrators' RACE?!

Somebody's going to need some more diversity and sensitivity training.

inosent powow Wed, 07/11/2018 - 01:56 Permalink

5 black teens - narrows it down; 16-18 - they start young, don't they. When my kids were 16 they were preparing for the SATs, finishing up HS, and starting college. I don't recall they ever stole anything from anyone. No, come to think of it, they didn't. And God knows we weren't rich, not even close.

Black ppl are simply not suited for civilization. I'd pay for 40 acres and a mule to send them all back to Africa today.

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GassedUpOldMan inosent Wed, 07/11/2018 - 02:31 Permalink

When I was 16 and doing GCSEs, I had white friends from school throwing rocks at cars and wanking their lives away. They used to steal from the local corner shops, so that none could have more than 3 schoolchildren inside at any one time. And god knows they're on benefits.


White ppl are simply not suited for civilization. I'd pay for 40 acres and a mule to send them all back to Saxony today.


(Note: Racialising everything based on person experience makes you look like a fucking moron)

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Prosource you know they … Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:45 Permalink

Awareness is important. 

Which makes gun bans in places like NYC all the more crazy.

But since these guys never showed any weapons, why didn't MEN in the store step up and stop these guys or knock these kids over?  Show them the righteous version of the knock-out game? Or block the door? 

Check that. This was Kalifornia right? Soy lattes abound. Here in Texas, these guys would have been knocked to the ground, hands held behind their backs and calf-roped with charging cords, choke holds applied, private carry weapons held on them (or shot), whatever, until the cops got there..  We don't long-suffer or tolerate rudeness, violence, or [even] Apple thievery. "9-1-1? We need a sheriff or two for cleanup on aisle 1 at the Apple store."

California, not so much. People just watch them and wave.

Apparently the THIEVES had awareness of who they were (and were NOT) going to have to be dealing with.

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zerozee0 GassedUpOldMan Wed, 07/11/2018 - 03:00 Permalink

Dude...... White People are the CREATORS of what we collectively recognize as "Civilization". Look at what happens in Africa when the Civilizers are either forced out or leave on their own. The famine in Zimbabwe, after they threw out all of the White Farmers. Now they're begging them to come back. Then again, what should one expect from a continent comprised of Idiots with an average IQ in the sub-70 range....

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Kidbuck Sudden Debt Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:17 Permalink

Black crimes are small potatoes compared to white crimes.

The whites at the Fed believe it's OK to steal.

The whites in Congress believe it's OK to plunder.

Whites had similar unemployment rates to blacks until the Whites in congress destroyed the black family with the Great Society.

10 times more whites than blacks abuse drugs.

More whites than blacks are on welfare.

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Billy the Poet D503 Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:18 Permalink

Colin lives and breathes but not on Youtube.

Just to give you an idea of how ridiculous Youtube has become, when I clicked on the CBS News live coverage of Trump's SCOTUS pick I got the message, "The following content has been identified by the Youtube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences."

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vaporland QueeroHedge Wed, 07/11/2018 - 00:07 Permalink

wouldn't apple have the ability to track every item?

well duh! y'know how you have to go into iTunes to activate your phone? it transmits the (stolen) serial numbers. geolocation data too.

same for any tablets and computers.

I've read that a lot of these get sent to China and resold. Probably hard to find a phone-needle in that haystack. but, pretty sure those phones and computers and tablets gonna be bricked shortly after they are set up.

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