Transcription: Apple Store Smash and Grab

Jim: Evesham Township police are searching tonight for the five bandits who hit the Apple store in Marlton. The thieves broke into the store through a plate glass window, then scooped up merchandise like a holiday shopping spree, but not before motioning to a security guard that they had a gun. It happened at the Promenade shopping center on Route 73, that’s where action news reporter Dan Cuellar is live tonight. Dan.

Dan: Jim this is an upscale shopping center where behind me you see the maintenance guy still working on the front doors to the Apple computer store that were shattered early this morning during the burglary. You can’t find metal grate storefronts here. But as you’re about to witness exclusively on action news, despite having a security guard and surveillance cameras, they sure could have used them.

Reporter: You are about to witness exclusive first hand surveillance footage of the spectacular smash and grab. The scene: the Apple computer store at the Promenade shopping center in Evesham. It’s after closing and the security guard is seen making his rounds in the store. But at 2:05 am, thieves hit the store’s plate glass door with a blunt object, like pros, they bring it shattering down with one strike. Then, with precision timing the five males enter the store and clean house like there’s no tomorrow. Each one went in different directions, lifting Macbook Pros that can run up to $3,000. In all, they took 23 Macbook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod touches – and all in 31 seconds flat. Later, the security guard is seen running in after the thieves had practically picked the place clean, leaving only the price tags behind. The thieves seem savvy enough to know how to play the guard, making a gesture like they were in possession of a handgun. Watch again as the thieves show skilled practice at the art of bringing down that plate glass door and savvy enough to wear masks knowing there would be surveillance cameras all over the place. The cameras show that two of the suspects were wearing a black sweatshirt and a third wearing a red vest with a light colored long sleeved shirt underneath.

Dan: Back again here live outside the Apple computer store. Evesham police need your help in trying to bring these criminal pros to justice. Please go online and take a look at that surveillance footage again a little later, if you have to. Anyone with info is being asked to call police at (856)983-9111 or the confidential tip line at (856)988-4699. We’re live here at Evesham Township, New Jersey. I’m Dan Cuellar, channel 6, Action News.

Jim: Thank you, Dan.