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Thieves Steal Over $370,000 Worth of iPhone X Devices From UPS Truck Parked Outside Apple Store

Thieves Steal Over $370,000 Worth of iPhone X Devices From UPS Truck Parked Outside Apple Store

Posted November 3, 2017 at 7:29am by iClarified
Three 'husky' men in hoodies broke into a UPS truck that was parked outside a San Francisco Apple Store and stole over $370,000 worth of iPhone X devices, reports CNET.

The theft occurred yesterday between 11:15 am and 11:30 am PT. The suspects loaded the iPhones into a white Dodge van before escaping.

In total, the UPS driver had 313 smartphones for delivery. Each phone was cataloged with a description and serial number, making for one of the 'fattest' police reports Sgt. Paul Weggenmann had ever seen.

The UPS driver had reportedly locked the cargo area after parking outside the Stonestown Galleria mall. A janitor spotted the suspects and snapped a photo of them unloading boxes from the vehicle and into their van.

Customers who preordered iPhones for pick up at the Stonestown store tomorrow will still get their devices, according to 'a person familiar with the matter'.

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LilOne - November 5, 2017 at 1:02pm
There is no evidence.
GR23 - November 5, 2017 at 1:19am
Common sense phones will not be use.They will be sold for parts especially now that ur screen cost $279 to fix.
John Marquez
John Marquez - November 5, 2017 at 1:19am
I can't believe UPS does not have GPS Tracking
Tokyo.drftr - November 4, 2017 at 5:10pm
Those phones will go overseas and activated there.
Tokyo.drftr - November 4, 2017 at 5:08pm
Last year had my iPhone 6s pick pocketed in Kiev. I had find my phone on, so it was ID LOCKED. But, FYI, if you remote erase, as I did, it will remove your ID LOCK(((((( The phone turned on in Italy.
t11chb - November 6, 2017 at 4:21pm
Remote erase doesn’t remove the lock. Only your AppleID can access the device after it’s been erased. Try it.
tech4pets - November 3, 2017 at 11:43pm
Phone thefts are for the uninformed. All smart phones can now be blacklisted and blocked from usage. iPhones can also be rendered useless by Apple at start up so the phones can never be used. Chances are Apple will start gps with those serial numbers lost and give the coordinates to the authorities when the phones are powered up.
Me - November 3, 2017 at 8:23pm
One would think so, but I'm not sure they lock them down per se. Lockout certainly applies to devices associated with Apple ID. If they weren't I'm not so sure. But again that would and should be no brainer.
Priyanshu Maheshwari
Priyanshu Maheshwari - November 3, 2017 at 4:04pm
All mobile phones should be insured before transportation. Therefore, no need to worry..The Insurance organisation will give you the amount.
Me84 - November 3, 2017 at 4:22pm
At this moment the only party insured is Apple, so the customers have take no risk until they have their phones in hand.
Johan Otterström
Johan Otterström - November 3, 2017 at 11:14am
What is the point?? They will be looked down as soon as they are started..
Mustaffa - November 3, 2017 at 7:42am
Garbage phone isn’t even worth $1000
karakadabal4e - November 3, 2017 at 7:39am
Greed for greed :)))
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