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Shocking video shows ‘looter’ carrying iMac computer down street only to have it stolen

‘Looters looting looters’: Shocking video shows a person walking down street carrying a packaged $1,500 Apple iMac computer only to have it stolen by two thieves amid store raids

  • Shocking video has emerged of a looter walking through New York with an allegedly stolen iMac computer, only to have it snatched out of his hands
  • The incident took place in New York on Tuesday amid George Floyd protests that saw some opportunistic looters break into stores like Apple
  • A viral clip from the looting shows what appears to be a young person carrying an Apple iMac desktop computer, which costs between $1,000 and $2,300 
  • Two people start to punch him and grab the computer and run off 

Shocking video has emerged of a looter walking through New York with an allegedly stolen iMac computer, only to have it snatched out of his hands by two thieves. 

The incident took place in New York on Tuesday amid George Floyd protests that saw some opportunistic looters break into stores like Apple, Gucci and Target and raid their shelves.

A viral clip from the looting shows what appears to be a young person carrying an Apple iMac desktop computer, which costs between $1,000 and $2,300, down a street as people watch on.

A man filming the looter says, ‘Yo! Oh S***! N**** got the iMac! Bro!’

The video was filmed on Tuesday in New York

Shocking video has emerged of a looter walking through New York with an allegedly stolen iMac computer, only to have it snatched out of his hands on Tuesday

As he walked down the street carrying the packaged computer, that costs between $1,000 and $2,300, he was met by two assailants who started to punch him to take the pricey desktop for themselves

As he walked down the street carrying the packaged computer, that costs between $1,000 and $2,300, he was met by two assailants who started to punch him to take the pricey desktop for themselves

But as the person walks down the street several people sitting nearby lunge towards the computer tying to snatch it away.

‘Yo don’t rob him!’ the person behind the camera yells.

As the person with the iMac struts off, two people approach him and start to punch him to take the computer for themselves.

Eventually he puts down the computer to defend himself and punch his attackers, but one of the assailants runs off with the computer in their arms.

However, the looters who made off with Apple products likely won’t get much use out of them.

'Yo don’t rob him!' the person behind the camera yelled as he was targeted by two thieves

Video of the theft has gone viral online

‘Yo don’t rob him!’ the person behind the camera yelled as he was targeted by two thieves

When the young man put down the Apple computer to defend himself, one of the thieves snatched it and ran off into the night

When the young man put down the Apple computer to defend himself, one of the thieves snatched it and ran off into the night

On Tuesday it was revealed that Apple sent out messages via their security software onto a stolen phone, saying it was being tracked and asking for it to be returned. 

One image on social media showed how an iPhone from a branch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showed the message: ‘Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.’

It’s unclear whether the device was stolen amid the recent looting.

The image was uploaded on Twitter with the caption: ‘Damn all those phones gotta go back,’ followed by laughing emojis.

Apple Stores across the country have been looted including ones in Portland, Salt Lake City, New York and Washington DC, but many people who took advantage of the opportunity to grab merchandise amid crowds of demonstrators were unable to get into the highly-secured stock area. 

Looters who stole Apple merchandise may not get much use out of them. One image on social media showed how an iPhone from the Walnut Street branch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania displayed the message: 'This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted'

Looters who stole Apple merchandise may not get much use out of them. One image on social media showed how an iPhone from the Walnut Street branch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania displayed the message: ‘This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted’

Apple stores across the country have been looted after some protests turned into raids.  Apple Stores have now boarded up their windows and set up temporary fencing, including New York's flagship (above)

Apple stores across the country have been looted after some protests turned into raids.  Apple Stores have now boarded up their windows and set up temporary fencing, including New York’s flagship (above) 

Much like purchased devices, stolen items are activation locked on iCloud.

Devices are usually attached to toggles in store. However if they are ripped off, special software makes sure that Macs revert to their original state every time they reboot.

Devices do not have the capability to set up passcode security and locking. The devices reportedly have a ‘software kill’ switch when they go out of range of a store.

An iPhone goes into Find My iPhone mode and will ring until the battery dies, 9to5Mac reports.

The device will reset when powered off and then plugged in.

Many Apple Stores have now boarded up their windows and set up temporary fencing, including New York’s flagship.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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