A shocking new video shows dozens of masked looters storming into an Apple Store in Philadelphia and making off with iPhones and tablets as the city suffered widespread crime over the past week.
Philadelphia police have released new surveillance camera footage showing brazen thugs rioting through the Apple Store on Walnut Street in the city’s downtown.
Masked thieves forcibly infiltrated the store and quickly seized iPhones, laptops, tablets and anything within reach on display stands, completing their plunder in less than a minute.
Most of the suspects appeared to be teenagers, including one who boldly strolled outside, dragging a huge television monitor with no sense of urgency.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying five of the suspects.
New surveillance footage shows brazen brutes rioting through the Apple Store in downtown Philadelphia
The thefts quickly saw the seizure of iPhones, laptops, tablets and anything within reach on display stands, completing the looting in less than a minute
At least 52 arrests have been made so far, with at least 30 people facing burglary, theft and other charges on Saturday, but the number of suspects appears to be higher.
The flash mob-style looting Tuesday night targeted dozens of stores, including Foot Locker, Lululemon and Apple.
Earlier footage from the Apple Store shows the aftermath of the looting, with iPhones and other electronic goods being ripped from their display stands.
You see what appear to be staff members looking around in bewilderment.
Fox News reporter Steve Keeley also shared footage showing the aftermath of the looting.
Officers can be seen handcuffing one man as they guard the outside of the store.
Numerous people can be heard screaming in the background as he is led to the back of a police van.
Thieves were outraged a day after the looting to discover that Apple had disabled products they had stolen.
Video posted online showed the moment the alarms on their stolen Apple devices went off simultaneously.
The looters are then seen pouring a sap-like liquid on the merchandise, while a girl can be heard saying, “Oh my god, this is crazy.”
Images shared on social media show a large group storming the Apple Store and stealing items
A video posted online shows the moment looters in Philadelphia discover that items they stole from an Apple Store have been disabled
Footage of the aftermath comes after it emerged that looters had bragged about their plan just hours before hitting stores for a second night of mayhem in Philly.
“What time are we going ‘shopping???’,” someone said on Instagram hours before his arrest.
‘We plunder or not??!!’ wrote another.
Looter Dayjia Blackwell, who livestreamed the robbery in Philadelphia and encouraged others to join in, appeared distraught as police took her mugshot.
She was released on $25,000 bail on Thursday and brazenly begged her fans to pay for a lawyer and urged people to buy her brand clothes and hats.
She hired Mann, who also criticized the media for posting her mugshot “with tears running down her face and her hair a mess.”
Blackwell, meanwhile, has uploaded her mugshot as her profile photo on social media and hinted that she might print merchandise with the mugshot.
The thefts and unrest stretched from downtown to northeast and west Philadelphia, leaving shattered storefronts and broken storefronts.
Dayjia Blackwell, 21, who livestreamed a looting campaign in Philadelphia and encouraged others to join in, appeared distraught as police took her mugshot
Dayjia Blackwell, known as Meatball, posted on her Instagram Story after being released from prison. She told viewers about her time in prison and asked them to buy her merchandise or donate to her
Police said seven cars were stolen from a northeast lot – one of the cars was recovered Wednesday afternoon.
Six businesses in one North Philadelphia retail corridor were looted, including three pharmacies, a hair salon, a tax preparation company and a cell phone store, according to the North 22nd Street Business Corridor, a business group.
The latest figures, up to last Sunday, show that there have been 302 murders in the city so far this year.
There have also been 402 reported cases of rape, 58,759 cases of property crimes, 3,701 cases of aggravated assault and 1,314 shooting victims.