20 Apple iPhones stolen from Apple Store in California as customers look on

20 Apple iPhones stolen from Apple Store in California as customers look on
Just last month, we showed you the surveillance video from an Apple Store in Fresno where four hooded robbers grabbed 26 items worth $27,000 in just seconds. History repeated itself this past Tuesday at an Apple Store inside the Roseville Galleria. Similar to last month's heist, the robbers did their dirty work in front of customers mulling around inside the store.

While the thieves were inside the store for only a short period of time, they managed to abscond with 20 iPhone handsets, an Apple iPad mini and a pair of MacBook Pro laptops. The devices stolen were valued at over $20,000. The Roseville Police Department said that similar to the previous robbery, the four male adults were wearing hoodies and sneakers and appeared to be unarmed. Like the incident that took place in Fresno, the thieves yanked the stolen devices hard enough to snap the cords that tethered them to the tables used by customers to demo these Apple products.

The shoppers who witnessed the theft whipped out their phones to take pictures, but otherwise did not intervene. A picture allegedly showing two of the thieves can be viewed at the top of this article. If you have information on the robbery, or recognize the people in the picture, call (916) 774-5000.



1. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

That's the demand for Apple. Everywhere. Good or bad, Apple...

9. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You would be the type of person that would get something negative and twist it to push your "Apple agenda". I'm honestly not surprised.

107. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

a marketing strategy that spent less than 2-seconds ad on CNN. and very effective than 1m$ ad campaign.

3. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Is this photobrelated to the article?

4. GomaryS

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 06, 2018

“A picture allegedly showing two of the thieves can be viewed at the top of this article.“ -phonearena

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

https://youtu.be/3_50i376Em8 Here’s a video of those jack asses right here.

44. Alan01

Posts: 646; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

That is NOT the video from the most recent theft. That was last month's robbery in Fresno. Check the date of the YouTube posting. Alan

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So there’s a string of em?

63. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Interesting. Alan...the pics you provided showed 2 guys. One with a black hoody and the other with a blue one...very similar to the video darkk provided. Yet...the guy sporting the blue hoody in your pics showed logos of some kind along his arms etc, but I didn't see those logos on the guy in darkk's video. Your pics and darkk's video was of the same occurence yes...or was it???

102. Alan01

Posts: 646; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Nope. The MO is the same, it could be the same people, but we'll leave that to the cops. I'm not exactly Clark Kent so I can't change into Superman and nail them. But the similarities of the two robberies cannot be ignored. Regards, Alan

238. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wow. he took all 8 laptops off just one table. Very brazon considering location. And noone tried to even trip one of them...haha.

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Verizon I worked at got robbed once, they took most of our stock room and the live demos. They got caught a few days later in another state because they got located by the GPS on one of the phones.

7. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

And how did a 16 year old hack apple?

126. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Android fan gave him the keys to those protected files.

131. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Awwwwww.......... Totally says more about Apple's security than Android fan in general.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Find em, try em, jail em, and life goes on. Idiots like this, need a nice long jail experience. Dumb asses.

115. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly The sad part is ,some of them will get out and do it again.

165. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That’s exactly how stupid works. I learned that lesson from breaking curfew as a kid lol. My parents whooped my butt a few times, and well...lesson learned lol.

77. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Are those devices even worth anything tho?

96. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

After those security cables were ripped free... probably not likely. And once they're connected to the internet...again not likely as surely safe-guards exist to either expose their whereabouts/location. Beware buying apple products from anywhere other than authorized apple retailers.

236. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Many could be shipped outside the US where US law enforcement can't do anything about it. Also could it be possible there are ways to remove those safeguards (like places in China)?

101. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

In general live demos devices defected devices not sure!

166. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They are to people that won’t know they’re stolen and bricked, until it’s too late.

127. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Wow that is clear shot! Of one..

148. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

What a sad thread. I need a shower after reading this, damn. A thanks to those fighting the racist ignorance previously displayed here in this mess. Not getting involved further as I'm about tech not world issues.

151. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Articles like this let you know who’s really in the comment section.

189. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly, this is another proof that PA's writers and moderators have no shame, they'll do everything for them clickbaits. Sadly, the ethics they used to model themselves on, are all gone as of late.

194. darkkjedii

Posts: 31659; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, this crap didn’t even need to be posted.

207. CDexterWard

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Agreed 110%. I've been coming here for years but only made an account a few months ago. I've seen some serious dogfights in the comments section, but nothing like this. Sincere thumbs up and support to anyone who offered civil, constructive commentary on the actual topic, or against the racist b/s that erupted after post # 2. That accounted for maybe about 10% of the posts. The rest was chock full of racial slurs, blinding hatred, and people challenging one another to meet and punch each other's faces in. Congratulations PA. You turned an obvious passive eye to your own playground and failed to moderate it, encouraging belligerence and bigotry to run rampant. You've achieved your goal of becoming the Jerry Springer Show for tech. Feel free to ban me for speaking the truth. I'll sleep well tonight. You - maybe need to stay up a few extra minutes and think about what you advocate when you let the comments section police itself.

235. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

I don't like seeing this stuff either and moderate that as soon as I can, but I need sleep as well :/ I'm only human.

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