Crime is, generally, bad. You want to stay away from crime. At the very least, you want to stay away from getting caught.
That said, there is one type of crime I’m allll about (disclaimer: but have no committed) and that’s the type of crime that involves ripping off “the man”. Apple, Google, Walmart, Amazon, etc. So, yes, I do think three chubby dudes from California stealing over 300 brand-spanking new iPhone‘s
According to SFPD Taraval Police Captain Rick Yick, three thieves grabbed stole shipment before delivery to an Apple store at the Stonestown Mall in San Francisco. Police say a witness saw three unidentified “heavy set” suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts exit a white Dodge van.
Captain Yick said, “It appears the suspects knew what they were looking for.”
via CBS San Fransisco:
Police say at least 300 iPhone X’s were stolen from the UPS truck. At a minimum the iPhone X retails for $1,000, so thieves made off with more than $300,000 in merchandise. Friday is the much anticipated release of the iPhone X and Stonestown Galleria’s Apple store was stocking up.
The iPhone X boasts facial recognition technology and an improved camera that can mimic professional quality photos. Police say they believe the suspects were tracking this truck. When the UPS driver went in to Macy’s to make a delivery they broke in and took all of the smartphones inside.
Yick said, “Given the dollar value in the incident itself it appears it was planned.”
The upside is that the iPhone X comes with IMEI serial numbers so Apple can track them down if people report suspicious sales.
Police are telling consumers to stay away from third-party sellers.
SFPD spokeswoman Grace Gatapandan said, “If you’re going to purchase stuff go to an actual store to purchase it.”