Moped Gang Hits Covent Garden Apple Store in Smash & Grab

Apple’s Covent Garden store in London was targeted in a smash & grab job early Monday morning where several people on mopeds broke in and made off with iPads and other Apple gear.

Metro police said about seven suspects on mopeds wearing full face helmets broke through a store window, stole several iPads “and other similar devices,” then rode off.

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Rob Shoesmith, who has been camping outside the store to buy the new iPhone 4S when it goes on sale this Friday, said on his blog “It’s around 1.15 am and the Apple Store in Covent Garden has just been raided! Woke up to hear a load of motor bikes zoom in and then a smash and grab.”

Islington police caught two suspects after a foot chase, and were able to recover some bags with Apple products — presumably merchandise stolen from the store.

Authorities are still looking for the remaining suspects and are asking anyone with information to call the local Crimestoppers line at 0800 555 111.