Thieves struck the Walnut Creek Apple store on South Main Street again on Thursday, this time in broad daylight and with at least one customer filming with a camera phone as members of the swarm gathered up and made off with 29 tablets, phones and computers.
Thieves made off with several devices and fled despite an effort to secure the door from outside the store – apparently by a bystander or store employee.
Witnesses said the four men, all wearing hoodies, ran out of the store to a newer model black Dodge Challenger and fled the scene.
The swarm netted thieves about $30,000 in stolen electronics. Employees contacting this site through social media declined to comment about steps the store has taken to prevent similar incidents.
Walnut Creek police said the theft occurred at 11:52 p.m., with officers arriving on the scene within minutes. No one has been arrested for the crime.