A group of thieves on scooters robbed at least 21 people ripping their fancy Apple headphones from their heads, police said.
The flights began on January 28 and they typically involve four people on two scooters finishing off their victims, snatching their Apple AirPods Max from their heads, then speeding off..
The group of thieves attacked everywhere in manhattanincluding an incident in Central Park, and His victims are between 18 and 41 years oldreported the police. Most thefts took place in the evening and at night. On February 8, 5 hearing aids were stolen and eight more 10 days later.
The current price of noise canceling devices is $549.
Unlike AirPods and AirPods Pro, which are small and sit directly in the ear, AirPods Max headphones are on-ear and feature an adjustable headband that connects the two parts above the head, making them makes it easier to wear.
Vogue magazine named them the newest celebrity fashion item: they’ve been worn by stars like Bella Hadid, Timothée Chalamet and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Described by Vogue as the “thick, oversized flex of the moment” and “almost impossible to miss”, they predicted the plush earbuds “would become the Starbucks fit” of 2023, strutting around in every celebrity photo snatched up by the paparazzi. .
The thieves are still at large and no arrests have been made.
The police difundió una photograph de los spechosos a bordo de motonetas y un video en que ve bajando de un a motoneta con dos audífonos AirPod Max y caminando hacia parque de Washington Square, después del decimotercer robo, que ocurrió en la calle Mercer el 10 FEBRUARY.
Police described the two people wanted in connection with the case as “a man with curly black hair, medium build, medium build, wearing a black bubble jacket and black trousers” and “a man of light build, wearing a black helmet, a black hooded jacket, black pants and beige shoes.
(With AP information)
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