As our Flash subscribers first learned Saturday night, a crew of thieves entered and robbed the recently opened Apple store on South Main Street – making off with thousands of dollars worth of electronics before making a clean getaway.
The theft was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday and followed another reported grab-and-run robbery from a patron at a Walnut Creek coffee shop. A description of the car used in that theft, a black Mercedes SUV, matched the description of the getaway vehicle used by the men fleeing the Apple store during that theft later in the evening.
The store opened to some fanfare in July. Its previous location, across the street and next to the Tiffany store, was no stranger to grab and run robberies – with a reader submitting video of one “crew” snatching up phones and computers before running from the store as employees and customers looked on.
The video accompanying this story is from a grab and run robbery at the Apple location in Corte Madera just a few days before thieves struck in Walnut Creek. Five men were involved in that theft, police said, while four participated in the Walnut Creek theft.