THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Five people from Fresno, Sacramento and the East Bay city of Antioch are suspected of being an organized retail theft crew after a weekend heist at a Southern California Apple store led to an altercation with mall customers.

Thousand Oaks police say three people wearing hooded sweat shirts entered The Oaks Mall on Sunday, stole about $18,000 worth of iPhones and Apple laptops and ran, knocking down a girl customer.

Other customers tackled and held two suspects while the third fled to a waiting vehicle. A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy soon stopped a vehicle carrying three people as it traveled at high speed in Simi Valley.

Customers at an Apple Store in Thousand Oaks tackle suspects in a robbery on August 19, 2018. (CBS)

Customers at an Apple Store in Thousand Oaks tackle suspects in a robbery on August 19, 2018. (CBS)

The department says a search turned up Apple products stolen in Thousand Oaks and from an Apple store in Los Angeles County.

Three Antioch residents, 19-year-old Terry Timothy, 23-year-old Edward Benton and 24-year-old Donte Sims, were arrested in connection with the heists. Authorities also arrested 23-year-old Mona Shakyizia of Sacramento and 26-year-old Tynisha Noel of Fresno.

L-R Donte Sims, Mona Shakyizia, Edward Benton, Terry Timothy, Tynisha Noel (LAPD)

According to CBS Los Angeles, all five suspects are being held in Ventura County for burglary as well as conspiracy to commit burglary.

© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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