Manhattan Apple Store customers targeted by group of thieves

A series of robberies have been reported in New York involving Apple products, with a group of criminals targeting customers who are exiting Apple Stores with their purchases.

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A total of 15 such thefts have been reported since June 30 in Manhattan, New York, where Apple Store customers have their new hardware taken shortly after buying them. In some instances, it seems the criminals involved are staking out near the Apple outlets, then following customers leaving with store bags.One incident caught on security cameras at a nail bar shows a thief taking a shopping bag containing a MacBook valued at $2,400, by casually holding open the door and then reaching and taking the bag. Authorities told CBS New York the criminal is thought to have tailed the victim from the Apple Store to the nail salon, with the latter distracting the Apple customer and creating an opportunity.

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