$16,000 worth of iPhones stolen by Apple Store employee

$16,000 worth of iPhones stolen by Apple Store employee
As reported by the Charlotte Observer, a total of 25 iPhones have been stolen from the Apple Store located at Northlake Mall in Chalotte, North Carolina. The smartphones have likely been vanishing into thin air one by one over a period of time between December 1, 2011, and January 11, 2012.

Here is a complete breakdown of the damage: stolen were 22 16GB iPhone 4S smartphones, one 64GB 4S model, one 8GB iPhone 4, and one 32GB 4S model. Or in other words, $16,425 worth of iPhones.

The police report says that the iPhones in question were stolen from the Genius Room, which is located inside the store. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the suspect had access to the room, given that they were an employee of the Apple Store.

So, yeah, the police is now after the suspect, and since the employer likely has enough information to track them down, it probably won't be long until the thief suffers the consequences. In the meantime, if you live in the nearby area, don't talk to street strangers trying to sell you their old iPhone.


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56 Comments

1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Ha, 16K bucks of iPhones. More like $300 worth of material that is somehow sells for $16,000. Apple isn't the only one to blame for this, every carrier completely overcharges for a new phone off contract. All about supply and demand..

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shutup meg

11. jim3000gt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

soooooo, that must mean the samsung plastic would be worth about $3.00?

19. DanielRHoch

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

i see what you did there....

45. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

epic comment is epic

12. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Every carrier has to buy these iphones for a lot of $$. It's not just the carrier charging lots of money, it's actually Apple.

2. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

5 billion dollars stolen by apple in 2011 because of over priced products

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shutup meg

10. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

you are sooo forever alone

24. iBeliever

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Actually bbb you are. In the real world you're a loser and so you troll PA where you think you can get respect from other fandroids for "hating" Apple

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

says the guy with a diehard sounding apple name. yup I'd take that insult seriously.. lol

34. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

bitch please you are an iBeiver so that means that you my good friend are with low testosterone levels and alot of money you are perfect for bustin ***ber

33. ricking

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

its shut up peg from married with children!!! lmfao

36. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

uhhh no peg...

3. Gatt85

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

How funny...I live in Charlotte and read the article going "yikes" then realized it's right at home. That store is brand new, it just opened very recently. It is our 2nd Apple store. Both of them are always packed whenever I pass by...reaffirming I will never buy anything Apple and have to deal with that mess. I never understand why people do what they do. They're trackable, Apple is VERY tight about everything (and will do anything to recover what is "theirs")...but hey I guess tough times, tough measures.

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You can't help but smile over this article!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Wow, thats as much as the entire shenzen factory got paid for the month that made those stupid things!

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

RVI at it again!

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you are? i havent seen your comment yet. Its amazing how the people that call me RVI are among the most wrong and corrected members of the board. Amazing coincidence. lol. Denial and deflection are very strong with you :)

28. iBeliever

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Look at all the down thumbs you get on a fandroid dominated website. That should tell you the whole story

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lets count shall we. just in this little thread 10+4 +5= 19 GREEN 7+2 +1= 10 RED And considering one of them was an off color joke, I'd say my average is pretty good. Lets look at your posts 1 + 1 = 2 green (and you probably thumbed yourself up 3+4 = 7 RED. For a man trying to say red thumbs are proof of bad posting.. you sure are the poster child for that.

37. iBeliever

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Wow you actually went through and counted all your thumbs. Didn't know my insults hit so close to home.

38. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nope, just holding up a mirror in front of you, to show you that the fool is in your reflection. dont know how long it takes you to count, but that took me all of 3 seconds. not a big deal at all.

42. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

His name starts with an i, so it probably mean idiot. He is most likely still counting those double digit thumbs down

52. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

and i see you are here just to insult and not doing some constructive commenting.. like i said, iBeliever.. don't like? pack up.. no Justin Believer here..

51. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

don't like? pack up..

6. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Now Apple is going to sue Samsung that Samsung stole their iphones ....lol

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmaoff

13. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

$16k or 64 months of pay for the average Foxconn factory employee.

14. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Well it's the truth. Don't thumbs down me. Thumbs down Foxconn.

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