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Moped gang launches mass raid on flagship Apple store in London

10 thieves wielding hammers stole iPhones, iPads and watches from the store on London’s Regent Street

Apple's flagship London store on Regent Street was targeted by a moped gang. Andy Rain/ EPA
Apple's flagship London store on Regent Street was targeted by a moped gang. Andy Rain/ EPA

Ten thieves on mopeds raided London’s flagship Apple store on Regent Street in the early hours of Monday morning, threatening security guards with a hammer.

One of the scooters was used to smash through the glass front doors of the store, while thieves ran in and stole iPhones, iPads and watches.

Two security guards attempted to stop the raid but were threatened with hammers.

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It is thought that five mopeds were used in the theft with at least three seen waiting outside the store.

Video footage shot by a man waiting for a bus shows the gang waiting outside the store while cars drive by the busy road. The mopeds are then seen driving off northbound.

Bystander Miah Mohammad Sheful, 28, posted the video to Facebook, saying he could not “believe my eyes”.

London’s Metropolitan police said they were first called at 12.45am to reports of a burglary.

Police later confirmed that two iPhone Xs had been stolen in the raid.