Teens sentenced for Bromley Apple store theft
PUBLISHED: 16:54 03 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:58 03 October 2013
A pair of teenagers have been sentenced after stealing thousands of pounds worth of laptops and phones from the Apple store, in Bromley.
Remiah Fyffe-Gayle, 18, of Worple Way, Harrow was sentenced to eight weeks detention in a young offender institution after pleading guilty to three counts of theft at Croydon Crown Court last month.
A 17-year-old, also from Harrow, was referred to Hillingdon youth offender panel for 12 months after also pleading guilty to theft.
Police were called to the Apple Store, in intu Bromley, on August 9 after the two youngsters snatched two Macbook Airs, five iPhone 5s and an iPhone 4 from the store and ran off.
Security staff from TK Maxx tackled the thieves, causing them to drop the Macbook Airs they were carrying in a shoulder bag.
The iPones were tracked to Shortlands train station using the ‘Find my iPhone’ app and the 17-year-old was arrested on the platform.
Fyffe-Gayle attempted to escape by running on the tracks, but was arrested near Bromley Magistrates Court.
He was later charged with the theft of 13 other iPhones from the same store, six on August 2 and seven on August 6.