A brazen group of thieves walked into Sam's Club Sunday evening around 6 and pocketed 78 cell phones according to KLTV and KETK.

No footage has been provided at this time but surveillance cameras captured the thieves in the act. The thieves have their faces covered and are wearing baggy clothes.

Don Martin with the Tyler Police Department said that the thieves were able to compromise the packaging and take the phones.

It is not said what kind of phones were taken but the total value is around $43,000. That averages out to $551 per phone so it's safe to say it's a collection of iPhone, Samsung and other high end smartphones.

If you have any information on this theft, contact Tyler police at 903-531-1090.

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