Stay tuned! A roving crew of moped-riding thieves has reportedly taken at least 21 people’s expensive Apple headphones right off their heads in New York City.
Since the thefts began on January 28, four guys on two mopeds have frequently approached the victims from behind, grabbed their Apple AirPods Max headphones, and then sped off.
The cost of each noise-canceling device is presently $549.
The victims of the sonic swiper attacks ranged in age from 18 to 41 and were found all across Manhattan, including one instance in Central Park, according to police.
Most of the thefts took place in the middle to late afternoon. On February 8, five headphones were removed, and on February 18, there were eight.
No arrests have been made, and the thieves are still at large.
In addition to a picture of the suspects riding mopeds this week, the police also published a video of one exiting a moped while carrying two AirPod Max headphones and entering Washington Square Park.
Unlike AirPods and AirPods Pro, which are compact and fit inside the ear, AirPods Max headphones sit over the ears and include an adjustable headband linking the right and left sides.
🚨WANTED for GRAND LARCENY PATTERN: In 21 separate incidents between 1/28 & 2/18, the suspects riding on mopeds approached the victims from behind & removed their Apple Pro Max headphones off their heads. Have any info? DM @NYPDTips or call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/jlolcXyui5
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 25, 2023