Police release video of yet another Apple Store robbery

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Just like most of the recent robberies, this one took place in California.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Yet another Apple Store has been targeted by thieves in the latest in an ongoing spate of snatch-and-grab robberies targeting Apple retail stores.

The robbery took place midday on Wednesday at an Apple Store in Corte Madera in Marin County, California. As with the other recent robberies, this incident involved multiple young men in hoodies entering the store and then grabbing multiple iPhones and other devices, before fleeing.

Check out a video below.

The thieves, who all wore black hoodies, managed to escape with the equivalent of $19,000 worth of Apple products. They fled on foot and later drove away in a black Honda with tape covering its license plate.

Fortunately, it appears that no-one was hurt in the incident. As we’ve noted before, Apple uses special versions of its software for all demo devices which render them useless if stolen from a store. Based on the growing number of these robberies, however, clearly the thieves have some way of making money from them: likely by selling them for parts.

Yet another robbery

As noted, this is just the latest in a fast-developing epidemic of similar Apple Store robberies. Many of these appear to be happening in California — with recent thefts in Roseville and Fresno.

Not all of these have gone to plan. During an attempted robbery last weekend at the Apple Store at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, California, customers performed a citizen’s arrest on two would-be thieves. A third was also later arrested.