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Grieving Apple Store staff arrived to work this morning to find their Covent Garden shop had been plundered overnight by a biker gang.

Two men are being questioned by coppers after the "smash and grab" raid at 1am today, just days after the death of billionaire Apple baron Steve Jobs.

Coppers were alerted after a gang of around seven moped riders and motorcyclists, most carrying pillion passengers, targeted the House of Jobs and made off with fondleslabs and "other similar devices".

Islington plod chased one moped believed to be involved in the burglary but the rider managed to give them the slip.

The moped was subsequently abandoned in EC1 but officers saw two suspects inside a block of flats and pursued and apprehended them at around 1.20am.

A bag of swag police believe was stolen from the store was found in the possession of the two suspects – a 16-year-old and a 21-year-old.

Both the teen and the 21-year-old are now in custody at a north London nick.

Detective Sergeant Nathan Tozer of Westminster CID said: "Although two men are in custody on suspicion of burglary, the inquiry continues and other persons are sought.

"It is essential that anyone who saw the smash-and-grab, or the suspects making off, contact us as soon as possible," he added.

Jewellery stores are typically the target of marauding morons on mopeds but with Christmas on the way, Jesus slabs are bound to be in short supply and huge demand.

Police are appealing to anyone with further information to contact Crimestoppers. ®

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