17 Individuals Charged for Robbery Scheme Targeting Apple Stores

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced arrests and charges against 17 individuals who were part of a robbery scheme targeting Apple retail stores across the state. The robberies resulted in a loss of over $1 million.

The defendants are charged with entering Apple retail stores in large groups wearing hoodies and snatching products on display in a matter of seconds. The alleged crimes took place across 19 counties.

So far eight of the seventeen are in custody. Arrest warrants have been issued for the other nine. The arrests stem from an investigation conducted by the San Luis Obispo Police Department and the Oakland Police Department, with the assistance of the California Department of Justice eCrime Unit.

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