Armed Thieves Ransacked the Covent Garden Apple Store in Central London

Covent Garden Apple Store

A group of robbers, reportedly armed and dangerous, forced their way into the Covent Garden Apple Store in London. The thieves managed to take several Apple products and robbed customers as well.

Covent Garden Apple Store Robbery in Broad Daylight

The Daily Mail reported that at around 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, a group of armed robbers raided the Apple Store in Covent Garden in central London. The Metropolitan Police received several calls reporting that the robbers had forced their way into the Apple Store.

At around 13:10hrs on Sunday, 17 July police received several calls reporting that a group of males had forced their way into a shop in The Piazza, Covent Garden. Some of the group were reported to have been carrying weapons. It is alleged that they stole a number of items before running from the area in different directions.

The report said that the robbers took Apple products that could be worth thousands of pounds. The armed men also snatched the belongings of customers inside the Apple Store. Just before the police arrived, the armed men fled, running in different directions. Video footage showed some bystanders and security personnel of the Covent Garden chasing one of the robbers. Unfortunately, it seems the robber managed to escape just the same.

No Report of Physical Injuries

According to the Metropolitan Police, there were no reports of physical injuries. The police report also noted that although the robbers managed to escape, officials are still investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, an Apple spokesperson said that the company’s utmost concern is the safety and security of customers and store employees. “We are supporting the authorities with their investigation of the robbery in Covent Garden and are grateful for their quick response,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson also expressed their gratitude to the Apple Store employees for supporting their customers and each other.

Authorities requested anyone in the U.K. who has any information about the incident to report directly to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be reported by calling 101 in the U.K. The reference number, 3815/17JUL, should be quoted when providing the information,

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Lee Dronick

“Armed”, guns?

Jeff Butts

Hard to say, since the original reports don’t specify what type of weapons. Could be guns, could be knives, could be cricket bats, for that matter. I’ve looked at the photos and videos from the incident and can’t make anything out.

Lee Dronick

Gun use being pretty uncommon there.

Jeff Butts

Exactly. Not unheard of, but definitely rare.