Two charged in London Apple Store raid

Summary:A man and a 16-year-old boy are set to appear in court on Tuesday, charged with burglary after a smash-and-grab raid on the Apple Store in Covent Garden.In the raid, about seven moped or motorbike riders and their pillion passengers stole several iPads and other Apple devices after smashing the Apple Store's window.

A man and a 16-year-old boy are set to appear in court on Tuesday, charged with burglary after a smash-and-grab raid on the Apple Store in Covent Garden.

In the raid, about seven moped or motorbike riders and their pillion passengers stole several iPads and other Apple devices after smashing the Apple Store's window. The theft took place early on Monday morning.

Covent Garden Apple Store

Paul Fearn, 21, of Turnpike House, Goswell Road in Islington and the teenager, also from Islington, will go up before the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Earlier, police said they were still looking for other suspects in the raid, in addition to the two people they had arrested. An appeal has been made for witnesses to the robbery.

Topics: Tech Industry

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