Apple Store thief can't hold out for iPhone 5
- 23 February, 2012 04:33
The Charlotte Observer and WCNC cite a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report that reads: "The iPhones were stolen from the Genius Room located inside the store. The suspect did have access to the Genius Room."
APPLE IPHONEYS: The iPhone 5 edition
The booty: $16,425 worth of devices, including 22 16GB iPhone 4S models, one 32GB 4S, one 64GB 4S, and one 8GB iPhone 4 model.
The alleged crime was reported to police on Monday.
Not surprisingly, there's a booming business in stolen Apple products these days. The list goes on, but here are a few current examples, and a couple more from last year:
*The New York Post reported Wednesday that an 81-year-old man was shoved onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station after chasing a teen who allegedly stole his iPhone.
*An Australian news site reported today that a mother and daughter were fined after stealing an iPhone from a patron of Rose City Shoppingworld, with police and mall staff using "Find My Phone" technology to track the device down.
*Last summer, the FBI reported arrests of three mall cellphone kiosk workers in the Washington, D.C., area for allegedly buying stolen iPhones and other Apple products, and reselling them for a profit.
*About a year ago, a woman was nabbed at Ben-Gurion Airport trying to smuggle 44 iPhones into Israel.
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- $16K in iPhones stolen at Northlake Mall : CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper
- Apple iPhoneys: the iPhone 5 edition
- 81-year-old man pushed to subway tracks while chasing teen who stole his iPhone - NYPOST.com
- Theft of iPhone lands duo in court : Warwick Crime : Robberies, Assaults and Convictions in Warwick : Warwick Daily News
- Layer 8: FBI busts trio for selling stolen Apple iPhones, Macbooks from mall kiosk
- iOnApple: Woman caught smuggling 44 iPhones into Israel
- Anti-malware Research Center - Network World
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