Seven helmeted bikers target Covent Garden Apple Store

Seven helmeted bikers target Covent Garden Apple StoreThe iPhone 4S doesn’t arrive till later in the week, but several – seven to be precise – masked raiders jumped the gun and raided the Covent Garden Apple Store at 1am this morning.

Presumably they’re not interested in the iPhone 4S’ 8MP camera or dual-core processor, or in speaking to Siri. We weren't particularly impressed either, guys.

The magnificent seven were all said to be riding either mopeds or motorcycles - with full-face crash helmets - during the early morning raid.

However, the police were uncharacteristically quick to act, and even apprehended two suspects – 16 and 21 years old – at the scene. Scotland Yard confirmed that property from the Apple Store was found in their possession.

Detective Sergeant Nathan Tozer of Westminster CID explained: "Although two men are in custody on suspicion of burglary, the inquiry continues and other persons are sought. It is essential that anyone who saw the smash and grab, or the suspects making off, contact us as soon as possible."

Er, might we suggest Rob Shoesmith, the guy who’s currently camping outside the Covent Garden Apple Store in anticipation of the iPhone 4S.

The police reckon the value of the stolen merchandise could run into the thousands. Well, you’d only need a couple of 64GB iPad 2s and already you’re into four figures.

via: The Guardian

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Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 16:03

thats a good point actually ... where was rob shoesmith when this robbery was happening ;)

anyone else hoping they manage to find a couple of iphone4s's? so we can finally find out what took apple soo long to make lol

mobot41  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:15

Well, Metro reported that Rob Shoesmith heard the commotion "whilst camping out waiting for the iphone5"

Bloody Apple, not one of them's gone outside to tell the poor **** it's not coming.


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