250 units of the Apple iPhone 5 are stolen in London; police suspect an inside job

250 units of the Apple iPhone 5 are stolen in London; police suspect an inside job
Early on Friday, we told you about the theft of 191 Apple iPhone 5 units in a series of organized robberies in Japan that looked to be the result of a single gang. Now we have word that police in London are looking for 23 year old Usman Sethi, who works as an assistant in a O2 store in Wimbledon in London. The store found itself short 252 units of the Apple iPhone 5. The value of the stolen handsets was $165,000 (off contract). It turns out that Sethi is also a suspect in the theft of jewelry from someone in his family.

Another robbery involving the Apple iPhone occurred last week in Murfreesboro, TN where a Best Buy store was robbed of  more than $100,000 worth of equipment including the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. The bad guys rammed the loading dock to break in. Unfortunately for this gang of thieves, they hit the store before the latest version of the phone was in stock. Yup, even for crooks, the Apple iPhone 5 is on back order.

source: electronista

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

they dont want to deploy the icrap... good job

13. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

its a fake news coz anybody really think a single person can steel 250 iphone 5s and can carry out of that place ...... weird , isnt it? even he steel 10 iphone5 he ll b needed a car or Van to get away... this is nothing but promoton ...................... lol icrap ideas

3. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

this is just crazy!! they will really steel an iPhone? wow.. they are desperate...

5. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They are some guys in Russia will give thouse desperate guys really good money for those iPhones.

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

and i think its on human nature to be obsses with things!! no wonder we are no longer connected to God!

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what about those who are obsses with God ?

4. Miquel_1987

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You know what.. all these Iphone 5 robbery are beginning to get silly. It's not about the phone itself anymore. it's about the hype surrounding the phone. Apple is king when it comes to marketing the Iphone. And the thieves want a piece of that sweet juicy apple. it's all about the money. Nothing more.

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

they just want to promote their product .....showing this how much a person can be crazy for this handset ................................... ipromotion is done .....

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

for apple......this is more of "good" news than it is bad news......makes people think that the phone must be really amazing if people are willing to steal for it......when in reality you will just end up in jail behind a ......well.........you know, "non worthy" phone.... smh

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Future tense>>> Cops catches the thieves...Apple bails each of then out...thanks each culprit in a public press conference for making their products famous.

9. radji

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I suspect all the stolen iPhone units will turn up in a certain office building in Mountain View, California. Of course, that's not as bad as Cupertino buying favorable verdicts in all the current patent war trials.

12. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

all these guys work for samsung:) good job..:)

15. BIGHAWK420

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Why dont people try to steal good stuff...

16. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Advertisement as all the stolen ones will finally come back through apple back to market (within kinks and scratches of course ) :D

17. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Hmmm, from what I calculated, it takes $42210 to make 252 iPhones ($167.50/1 piece) and they would earn $122790 from those 252 phones, woah they really know how to rip-off their customers, typical Apple :)

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