IRVINE, CA -- Four people have been arrested in Irvine, California on suspicion of conducting an iPad theft spree in California, Washington, and Oregon.
The latest store targeted in their crime spree was an Irvine Target store. They are accused of stealing 17 iPads from there.
21-year-old Isaiah Woods, 20-year-old Vernon Hill, 25-year-old Victory Rogers, and male juvenile were all taken into custody by police.
A surveillance video filmed on July 7 shows three males walking into the store. One of them distracts a sales associated by inquiring about the iPads.
While the case is unlocked, the others allegedly took the 17 tablets.
Then all of the suspects ran out of an emergency exit to a Hyundai Sonata driven by a female suspect.
On July 8, the four suspects were seen in the same car. This time they were outside a Best Buy store in Moreno Valley, California.
All were arrested without incident.
The subsequent investigation revealed that 20 similar crimes in California and more than a dozen in Washington and Oregon were committed by the group.
Charges brought against them include commercial burglary, grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
They’re being held without bail.