Apple’s latest iPhones are like nectar and customers have been buzzing around it to grab their handsets. A gang of teenagers stole 19 display products worth over $13,000 from the Apple store in Natick Mall, Massachusetts, U.S.
Apple is a very user and customer friendly product, encouraging its customers to view and handle the devices in order to let the buyers know exactly what they are in store for before purchasing. The products out for display are only secured with a single security cord. And a typical Apple store will have hundreds of iPhones and other Apple products worth a fortune.
Natick Police Lt. Cara Rossi says that a group of seven teens were able to steal 19 iPhones in less than a minute from the Natick Mall Apple store by cutting the security cord.
The teens were caught on CCTV cameras installed but were able to slip away before the police could catch them. They wore hoodies and hats to conceal their faces, and it’s still unclear who they are, according to CBS Boston.
Police doubt that the same gang of teenagers maybe involved in the robbery of 22 iPhones in Hingham back in September. The group of 10 to 12 thieves had fled in a Ford Tauras that had its license plates covered up after the robbery.
Apple is now trying to do away with the security cord system, making it much easier for the thieves to steal the products. Undoing the security cord system, Apple will install sensor alarm warning the security if someone tries to leave the store with a product put out for display.
Apple is taking efforts to track all products put out for display thereby making it capable for authorities to disable a product completely; making the device worthless and useless, if a customer tries to runaway with one.