Four teenagers are in custody and police are looking for several more suspects after a brazen burglary of a San Francisco Bay Area Apple store where a team of thieves used an SUV to smash their way into the store.

Police in Palo Alto say after crashing the SUV through a window of the store a little before 5 a.m. Sunday, somewhere between eight and ten people jumped out of the SUV, climbed through the shattered window, swarmed inside and started gathering up the the store’s phones and computers.

When officers arrived at the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto -- about 35 miles south of San Francisco-- they found the SUV badly damaged and abandoned on a sidewalk outside the store.

A portion of a 40-foot tall panel of the glass storefront was shattered, but still hanging in place.

Apple computers, phones found tossed across the street

Just across the street police found a parked car with nobody in it, but with what police said were “numerous stolen Apple computers and phones” strewn on the ground nearby. Officers recovered the computers and phones and returned them to the store.

Parolee among teens arrested

Meanwhile, while searching the downtown area, other officers came upon four teens and arrested them on suspicion of burglary, vandalism and conspiracy. Police say the oldest teen taken into custody -- 19-year-old Shaquin Ferguson -- had already served time behind bars and was on parole for weapons violations.

Also arrested was 18-year-old Erica Jaynisha White, of Oakland, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. The names of the two younger teens are not being released because of their ages.

Burglary involved up to ten people

After detectives reviewed video surveillance footage of the burglary they determined that eight to ten people were involved in the caper.

Because all of the suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts with the hoods up to conceal their identities, police said it was difficult to identify any of the suspects through the tape. Still, investigators say they already have sufficient leads to pursue.

Apple store employees were taking stock Sunday, so police could not provide a value of the merchandise stolen.

Detectives are trying to determine if there’s a connection between Sunday’s Palo Alto burglary and and other burglaries of Apple stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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