Three arrested in Berkeley Apple retailer theft; greater than 75 stolen telephones recovered

Three arrested in Berkeley Apple retailer theft; greater than 75 stolen telephones recovered

Three suspects have been arrested within the theft Wednesday of dozens of iPhones from a Berkeley Apple retailer and one of many males is suspected of comparable thefts at an Emeryville Apple retailer. (File)

BERKELEY — Three folks had been arrested Wednesday in Oakland after they allegedly stole greater than 75 iPhones from the Fourth Road Apple Retailer, authorities mentioned.

One of many suspects can also be alleged to have dedicated a number of thefts of quite a few iPhones from an Emeryville Apple retailer, together with one Monday morning the place 50 iPhones valued at greater than $49,000 had been taken. The theft occurred regardless of an unoccupied marked police automobile being parked outdoors, authorities mentioned.

The suspects are additionally being investigated for probably being concerned in comparable thefts each on the Berkeley retailer and in different cities, authorities mentioned.

The Berkeley theft occurred about 12:23 p.m. Wednesday on the Apple Retailer, 1823 Fourth Road.

Police mentioned two males entered the enterprise, stole greater than 75 iPhones value hundreds of {dollars} and fled in a pink Dodge truck earlier than officers arrived.

Detectives working with Apple and bicycle officers had been in a position to observe the telephones outdoors Berkeley, authorities mentioned.

With the assistance of Oakland and Emeryville police and the California Freeway Patrol, three suspects — a girl and two males — had been arrested later Wednesday at 73rd and Bancroft avenues in East Oakland and the telephones had been recovered.

Emeryville police mentioned one of many males arrested, a 22-year-old who has addresses in each Berkeley and Sacramento, is suspected of the Monday theft and others not too long ago on the identical retailer, which is at 5640 Bay Road.

There was an unoccupied marked Emeryville police automobile parked outdoors the shop which is often parked at varied places in Emeryville as a way to attempt to stop legal exercise, authorities mentioned.

Moreover the 22-year-old man, additionally booked Wednesday at Santa Rita Jail for the Berkeley case had been a 20-year-old Berkeley girl and a 28-year-old Oakland man.

The 2 males had been booked on a number of counts of second-degree housebreaking, conspiracy to commit against the law, grand theft, organized retail theft and receiving identified stolen property. The 22-year-old man is being held on $810,000 bail and the opposite on $530,000 bail. The lady was booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit against the law and receiving identified stolen property and was being held in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Authorities mentioned that previous to Wednesday, the Berkeley Apple retailer had been focused by thieves 5 instances already this yr. In three of the incidents, a complete of 58 iPhones and 10 laptop computer computer systems had been stolen. Within the different two, the thieves weren’t in a position to achieve entry. A 21-year-old man was arrested within the theft of 9 telephones from the shop on Jan. 25, police mentioned.

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