NYPD Blue: Apple iPhone and Apple iPad thefts on the rise in the Big Apple
The most recent high-profile case in New York was the robbery of an Apple iPhone belonging to 26 year old chef Hwang Yang who was murdered. While his iPhone was taken by the robber, Yang's wallet was not touched. NYPD is responding by using undercover decoys carrying the devices. With this method, 24 year old Mustapha Matthews was charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property. Matthews allegedly was caught removing an Apple iPhone from the backpack of an undercover decoy officer on an uptown 4 train on Tuesday. Back in December, 47-year-old Raymond Rodriguez was busted after allegedly removing an iPhone from a decoy officer's bag.
2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
So sad for that chef, my sincere sympathy to his family... :(
8. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
I enjoy how you are getting thumbs down for expressing symapthy for a man who died because people are too stupid and crooked to get a freaking job and have to murder people for a phone. I thumbs up you all the way.
4. bbblader (Posts: 588; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
first its in the big apple
its stealing a stealing product
made by apple
yo dawg I herd you like apples
6. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
And that is why you should buy an Android.
15. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
No way! just heard a story from a friend of how she went to visit New York about 2 weeks ago and her iphone was stolen from the restaurant she was at. Thats gotta be a day-ruiner...
17. ECPirate37 (Posts: 104; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
It's crazy because they even make announcements on the subway to say keep them out of sight, and also have signs up, but every day I see people with them out like it is no big deal.
20. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
people like to show off their riches even if their not rich. Its all about status. of course they have the right to use their phones but those iIdiots just marking themselves for death.