“A group of thieves stole over $13,000 in iPhones from the Apple store in the Natick Mall in a ‘flash mob’ robbery,” CBS Boston reports. “Natick Police Lt. Cara Rossi said a group of seven teens were only in the store for less than one minute, but were able to steal 19 phones.”

“In the video below, the thieves can be seen cutting the security cords that tethered the iPhones to their displays all at the same time,” CBS Boston reports. “They fled the mall on foot, and police were unable to find them.”

Lt. Rossi said both male and female thieves were involved, and that they all wore hoodies and hats to help conceal their identities,” CBS Boston reports. “Natick Police said they believed the thieves may be connected to a similar theft that took place in Hingham in September.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wow, and these iPhones were even tethered! Hopefully, Apple’s software has already bricked the devices and the perpetrators are quickly caught and punished to the full extent of the law.

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