In the latest Apple news from the UK, the company’s Regent Street branch was robbed by a team of ten people yesterday. According to the Evening Standard, they got away with ‘thousands of pounds worth of laptops and iPads.’
To gain access to the shop, the robbers crashed a moped into the property’s glass storefront during the early hour of Monday morning. It took less than three minutes for them to steal a wide selection of items from the display stands before they escaped on a fleet of mopeds parked outside.
Police say that the robbers took not only iPhones but also Apple Watches, iPads as well as two iPhone Xs. The latter have since been found in the vicinity of Kings Cross. Apple Regent Street is reportedly ‘open as usual’ after the robbery – which seemingly follows what has been described as an epidemic of similar thefts and attacks throughout the British capital in recent weeks.
A 37-year old Apple customer, Hajra Ali from Ilford, had this to say about the incident: “Moped attacks have got really, really bad and I’m not surprised this happened. I don’t know what the Met is doing about it.”
In other Apple news, the company recently revealed that its retail outlet within Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre will have a grand reopening ten days from now. The freshly relocated shop will be three times the size of its predecessor, and it will be the first Australian store to feature the company’s contemporary retail layout.
The new shop will feature a meeting area for ‘Today at Apple’, a boardroom for meetings with local developers and entrepreneurs, a ‘boulevard’ displaying different Apple products, as well as a Genius Grove.