Gang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop

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BERLIN (AP) — Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store.

Berlin police spokesman Rene Rodemann says three masked men threatened the guard with a firearm Saturday and forced him to hand over a cash container before escaping in a dark sedan.

The getaway car was later found burning about a mile away. Rodemann says witnesses claimed to have seen the suspects switch to a white vehicle.

Rodemann declined to say how much money was stolen, but cash is still a popular method of payment in Germany, even for big ticket items.

The robbery took place the day after Apple's new iPhone 6 went on sale around the world.

Apple didn't immediately respond to emails and calls requesting comment.