Apple’s Covent Garden store was the victim of a smash and grab raid this morning after at least seven moped riders broke the front window and made off with goods.
Two men have since been arrested by the Metropolitan Police.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a smash-and-grab in central London,” a MET statement explained.
Police were alerted at approx. 01.00hrs this morning (Monday 10 October)to a window broken and property taken from the Apple Store in Covent Garden. It is believed there were around 7 moped riders / motorcyclists involved, most if not all with a pillion passenger. All persons were in full face crash helmets.
Shortly afterwards Islington police saw a moped and followed and attempted to stop it, but it was lost. A moped was subsequently found abandoned in the vicinity of Wyclif Court, St John Street EC1 – officers saw two men inside the block of flats, and they were pursued on foot and apprehended within the block at approx 01.20hrs.
Some property, believed stolen from the store, was found in bags in their possession. The men [A – 16 ys; B – 21 ys] are now in custody at a north London police station.”
The same store was raided just a few weeks ago after a vehicle ploughed into the front window.