NYPD sting operation nets buyers of stolen Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPad 2 units
The sting operation followed undercover work aimed at thieves who steal electronics in the New York subway. When busting those skels, the boys in blue asked them where they are selling the Apple iPhone and iPad devices that they were lifting off innocent New Yorkers and tourists. Those locations are where the sting operation was conducted. A police source in Fort Greene’s 88th Precinct says that bodegas are buying stolen Apple iPhone units for $175 a unit and turn around and sell them for $300. Another police source said that walking around with a smartphone in certain areas of the city is like walking around with a $500 bill out. He said that kids are stealing them and then quickly selling them to merchants.
NYPD cops arrested 141 people in a sting operation that sold allegedly stolen Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPad 2 units for $50 to $200
1. whiteninjazx6r (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
So the moral is...dont buy Apple products. Problem solved. Oh, that and Apple steal tons of money from all its customers every single day...$600 dollars for an iPad... L.O.L.
3. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Expensive shouldn't be a reason to hate or not buy apple products. Actually what you're saying then is: I can't afford it. cause if that's the only reason then it's jealously. And there are other products at the same price rating.
2. Baseballer (Posts: 131; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Thats an f'd up move by the police. They knew people would buy them anyways cuz the iphone is popular. Thats a sorry move
8. hepresearch (unregistered)
Hey, let's see if we can dangle some "stolen iPhone's" and "stolen iPad's" out there and see if anybody agrees to buy one... then we arrest 'em! Hahahahaha!
It's called "baiting"...
4. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
I'm curious as to how many times or in what manner they told them they were stolen. Would make a good comedy bit I think. "Hey you wanna buy these iPhones? I'll give 'em to you cheap, they're all stolen!" "Yeah sure, how much?" "Well, since I stole so many of them, how bout $50?" "How about 10?" "Ok, there you go, 10 stolen iPhones" ".... why do you keep saying they're stolen??" xD
6. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
First of all, it doesn't matter if they were stolen or not. The cops just need something to do. I live in NYC and this is another waste of money. What about all the stolen iPhones being sold online?
"If someone is offering you an iPad for way below market value, you have to realize that it’s most likely stolen."
That's like saying if someone is offering to sell you a I