Thieves in Japan Steal iPhone 5 Stock Meant for Launch Day

Posted September 21, 2012 at 3:45pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14269 views

Last night, thieves in Japan hit three separate locations to steal stock of the iPhone 5 before its launch today, reports the WSJ.

At a time when thousands of eager Apple fans were already lined up outside outlets around the world, Osaka police said 191 of Apple's latest must-have smartphone were stolen in the wee hours leading up to the official launch. As of Friday at noon, three stores were hit across Japan's western metropolis in an unusual string of robberies targeting the hottest tech toy this fall.

At around 3:00 am, police found that 33 iPhone 5s were missing from a KDDI au-brand shop in Ibaraki city. Two hours later a Softbank store in Osaka city was wiped clean of its entire 116 unit stock. A nearby au store also had 42 iPhone 5s taken which was nearly its entire stock.

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android - September 23, 2012 at 1:34pm
I got an iphone 5 on launch day. What a piece of garbage. Going back to android. You can't customize ios for shit like android.
KL - September 23, 2012 at 9:50am
Stupid fuck's, the seller can close them from woking on the network, by the imei's!
FuckU - September 21, 2012 at 11:05pm
Maybe some FAT white trash brainless fucks will buy them from us chinks?
ineedmyiphone - September 21, 2012 at 10:45pm
So these are the people that stole my phone. Fuc*ing bestbuy still ain't got my phone
terrance&philip - September 21, 2012 at 7:38pm
awesome.
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