Video: California Apple Store Robbed While Staff Warn Customers Not to Intervene

A pair of masked criminals stole tens of thousands of dollars from a California Apple shop on Black Friday, and footage of the event has gone viral.

The two suspects stole iPhones from display tables and put them in bags as scores of consumers watched at Apple’s Palo Alto flagship store.

Stole $35,000 in Items

Employees say, “You must back up, dude,” and “Let ’em go,” discouraging consumers from approaching the criminals. “Yo, should we stop ’em?” asks an eyewitness.

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The thieves, who stole $35,000 in items, are still at large, according to Palo Alto Online.
Two guys are caught taking iPhones and other items from an Apple shop in California on Black Friday (credit: Instagram, @ppvtahoe).

Palo Alto PD Capt. James Reifschneider said an employee at the business during the theft heard one of the suspects threaten customers with physical harm if they tried to stop them.

The danger escalates from theft to robbery when burglaries are committed.

The suspects are both described as black guys in their late teens or early 20s. One wore a tan sweatshirt, jeans, and a red backpack, while the other donned a black and grey camouflage hoodie, Adidas-type leggings, and a black Adidas bag.

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The New York Post claimed that Apple’s Palo Alto store had been burglarized. In 2018, thieves stole almost $100,000 from the Silicon Valley retailer.

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In 2016, thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of products by driving a leased car through the store’s front window.

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