Four men walked into the downtown Palo Alto Apple store on Tuesday afternoon and snatched 22 iPhones valued at $16,000, a Palo Alto Police spokesman said.
The men walked into the store, at 340 University Ave., at about 4 p.m. and yanked the iPhone 6 mobile devices from their displays, ripping out the security cables tethering the merchandise. No one was injured, police officer Marco Estrada said.
The men fled the store and were last seen running east on University Avenue. Police swiftly arrived to the scene, but were unable to locate the suspects.
The men are described as black males in their early to middle 20s. They all wore white T-shirts, dark-colored sweat pants and dark baseball caps. One man wore a red hat. All were about 6 feet tall with thin builds. Two of the men had longer hair and two had short hair, Estrada said.
Police continue to investigate the case. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.