On Wednesday evening a group of seven individuals made up of males and females entered the Mall and went directly to the Apple Store. These individuals, while clad in hoodies and/or hats to shield their identity, surrounded the area of the store where iPhones are on display. In orchestrated fashion these individuals cut the security cords and exited the store with 19 phones. Apple placed a value on the loss in excess of $13,000. The group fled easterly on foot and despite an extensive search was not located. It is thought this group may be connected with a similar event that occurred in Hingham a few weeks ago. Please refer to: 16-1346-OF Anyone that can assist with the identification is asked to contact the Natick Police Department Detective Division at: 508-647-9520. You may report anonymously using our Online Reporting system found at www.natickpolice.com or by using this link: http://www.natickma.gov/201/Online-ReportingPosted by Natick Police Department on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Seven people stormed an Apple store in Natick, cut the security cords of 19 iPhones, and made off with the pricey smartphones on Wednesday evening, police said.
The group, made up of both males and females, were wearing hoodies and hats to hide their faces as they entered the Natick Mall, police said. They walked straight to the Apple store and swarmed around the iPhone display.
“In orchestrated fashion these individuals cut the security cords and exited the store with 19 phones,” Natick police officials wrote in an online statement. “The group fled easterly on foot and despite an extensive search was not located.”
The iPhones they stole were worth more than $13,000, police said.
A similar incident happened at the Apple store at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham in September, where about a dozen teenagers rushed the store and stole 22 phones.
Natick police said the two incidents might be connected.
Anyone with any information can call the police department at 508-647-9520.