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Regent Street Apple store guard threatened by moped gang

Regent Street Apple store guard threatened by moped gang
From BBC - November 13, 2017

A security guard at a central London Apple store was threatened with a hammer as he tried to stop a gang of raiders on mopeds.

Ten suspects on five mopeds smashed their way into the Regent Street shop at 00:45 GMT and escaped with iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.

Two iPhone Xs were later recovered near Kings Cross.

The flagship store was fully operational with no visible damage later on Monday morning.

Apple declined to comment.

Miah Mohammad Sheful, captured video of the raid when he was waiting for a bus nearby.

Gone 'within seconds'

The 28-year-old said it took the suspects several attempts to break in the door of the tech giant's store.

Passing cars started beeping their horns to prevent the burglary as they realised what was unfolding, he said.

The moped gang got away within seconds.

Moped crime increase

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