Picture: Frances Ose/Facebook

Apple has apologised to a group of black students asked to leave one of its shops in an incident the teenagers claim was motivated by their race.

Video footage from the shop in Melbourne, Australia, appears to show one of the staff members asking the group of six to leave, explaining that security guards were concerned they might be shoplifters.

These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store... They're just worried you might steal something.

You need to leave the store now. End of discussion.

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Posted by Francis Ose on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

While uploading the video to Facebook, one of the boys, Frances Ose, explained:

Simply Racism, made them apologise tho.

In response to the allegations, Apple said that the store had apologised to the boys and that they were investigating the incident.

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