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300 iPhone Xs stolen from UPS truck during store delivery

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300 iPhone Xs stolen from UPS truck during store delivery

/ 05:34 PM November 06, 2017

Image: Apple official website

Thieves managed to run off with some 300 brand-new iPhone Xs that were about to be delivered at an Apple Store in Stonestown, San Francisco.

The thieves went directly to the UPS truck delivering the gadgets, which was parked outside the store.

According to CNET, the police report placed the robbery as taking place on Nov. 1, between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time (Nov. 2, 3:15 to 3:30 a.m. Philippine time).

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The stolen iPhones were estimated to be worth more than $370,000, or about P19 million. Each iPhone X had a suggested retail price of $999, or around P50,000.

Three “husky” men were spotted by a janitor loading the iPhone boxes into a white Dodge van. He was able to take a photo of the robbery in progress.

Each of the stolen phones had been catalogued with descriptions and serial numbers. This may help authorities in tracking down the iPhones.

Given the high general price tag of iPhones, stealing and reselling them had become rather lucrative until Apple implemented the “Find My iPhone” and remote lockout feature. Apple has yet to confirm whether they can disable the stolen devices.

On the other hand, customers who planned to pick up their pre-ordered iPhone Xs at Stonestown were promised that their devices would still be available on time.  Alfred Bayle /ra

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