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Group targets customers who recently purchased Apple products across NYC: police

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 08:21:35-04

NEW YORK — Police are searching for a group of people accused of snatching Apple products from people across New York City.

The incidents were reported to police between June 30 and July 22.

People who recently shopped and made purchases in an Apple store were targeted, according to police.

The suspects followed victims along the street, and sometimes into stores, and pushed them to the ground before taking their Apple products and fleeing, authorities said.

No injuries were reported in regard to the incidents.

Police released surveillance footage of the suspects sought.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477),, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).