17 people have been charged in connection with a series of targeted Apple store robberies across 19 counties, including San Luis Obispo.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Thursday that eight people are in custody in Alameda and Sonoma counties. Arrest warrants have been issued for nine other suspects.
The suspects are accused of stealing more than $1 million of merchandise from Apple stores. Surveillance video from several cases shows suspects quickly grabbing iPhones, iPads and laptops before running out the store.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department started the investigation after the Apple store in San Luis Obispo was robbed in June. Thieves have also targeted multiple Apple stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno and Southern California.
Multiple agencies across California are participating in the investigation.
The names of the suspects have not yet been released.