California Apple store robbed of $18,000 worth of cell phones


Riverside County sheriff’s investigators are looking for a person who stole cell phones valued at $18,000 from the Apple store in Temecula.

The person entered the store at 40764 Winchester Road at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, carrying a bag and scissors and wearing gloves. The person removed 20 phones from a display counter and put them in a bag, a sheriff’s news release said.

“A witness attempted to intervene and the suspect subsequently brandished a handgun,” the release said. The robber then fled the store.

The robber was described as a Black man, about 22 years old and 5-foot-9 and 175, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black cap and facial mask.

Investigators ask anyone with information on the robbery to call Investigator Dawn Gouvion at 951-696-3482 or Sgt. Frank A. Tiburzio at 951-696-3043.



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