Stores displaying valuable goods are a target for thieves. This was the case of an Apple store in Natick, Massachusetts, when a group of teen thieves attacked it one evening earlier this week, on October 19. Police officials declared that the teen thieves were a group of seven young people, both males and females. However, they have no distinctive features to serve them as guidelines.
The seven thieves had organized their robbery. One of the crucial parts of their plan was to cut the wires of security cameras so that they wouldn’t be exposed. They had also planned to be quick, and so they were. The group only spent one minute in the crowded store and managed to flee with no less than nineteen mobile phones.
Officials sources state that the teen thieves stole products whose value amounts to thirteen thousand dollars. Moreover, the gang didn’t have a car, so they left the Natick Apple store on foot. Nevertheless, they were still neither caught nor identified.
Police officials also declared that the teen thieves took precautions which prevent their identification. According to statements, all the seven individuals wore hats and hoodies so that they wouldn’t be recognized. Police officers are trying to find footage that could help them identify at least some of the thieves.
A similar incident occurred last month in Hingham. Suspects wearing hoodies were also operating at night and managed to steal twenty-two iPhones from an Apple store. Authorities believe that teen thieves were behind the September robbery as well. At least ten individuals were involved in this robbery, according to the police. Some of them took the fourteen thousand dollars-worth goods to a white car and left the scene.
Official authorities believe that the two robbery cases might be related. High-tech products such as mobile phones are appealing goods for teenagers, and they sell well. In addition to this, the devices are small, and can also be easily carried away.
In mid-summer, a single person succeeded to steal nineteen iPhones from a SoHo store. A series of similar incidents occurred in New York too, as a sign of social instability. However, their method was rather sophisticated, as the burglars pretended to be store employees in order to get easy access to the products.
Natick police officers are working on the Apple store case. Security staff from the store help them with the investigation.
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