London Apple Store hit in moped smash-and-grab

Police are appealing for witnesses after robbers struck the Covent Garden Apple Store in the early hours of Monday morning.According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police, around seven moped riders or motorcyclists were involved in the robbery, which netted iPads "and other similar devices" after a shop window was broken.

Police are appealing for witnesses after robbers struck the Covent Garden Apple Store in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police, around seven moped riders or motorcyclists were involved in the robbery, which netted iPads "and other similar devices" after a shop window was broken. Most if not all of the riders had pillion passengers.

After the Covent Garden shop was robbed, police pursued but failed to stop a moped that may have been involved. A moped was then found abandoned near a block of flats, where two men were arrested. A 16-year-old and a 21-year-old are now in custody.

"Although two men are in custody on suspicion of burglary, the inquiry continues and other persons are sought," detective sergeant Nathan Tozer of Westminster CID said in a statement. "It is essential that anyone who saw the smash-and-grab, or the suspects making off, contact us as soon as possible."

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