Best Buy robbers make off with $14,000 worth of phones in broad daylight

Best Buy robbers make off with $14,000 worth of phones in broad daylight
"Oh, the places you'll go", said Dr Seuss, and he certainly meant the meandering ways your life is going to develop until you reach that point when you break into a Best Buy storage closet on a sunny afternoon to steal 17 phones worth $14,000.

According to the NYPD, the incident happened around 2pm at the Northern Blvd. store, and its Crime Stoppers division that gives up to $2500 for information leading to a suspect's apprehension, even released the surveillance camera video showing two partners in crime making off with the loot in a sports bag. 

The NYPD stated the obvious by saying that one of the suspects is male, between 25 and 35 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and what seems to be black jeans. His accomplice looks to be a female in the same age bracket, with long blond tresses, green hat, and a dark jacket. 

Well, at least the handsets weren't all flagships, as every self-respecting tech fan knows that a true high-end phone should command at least $999 these days.



1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

You would think this was the heist of the century. The people who stole these phones are scumbags, and I hope they get nailed to the wall (I believe this is felony theft, due to the amount) but 17 phones can easily be hidden in a purse/pockets if you take the phones out of the packaging.

15. crzykiller

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

I mean Best buy is a multi national Billion dollar company that takes advantage of the elderly and ignorant people with their ridiculous 100$+ "windows set up", "computer repair" their absurd prices on Chinese made junk cables and their overall high prices on consumer products. If there's someone stealing and being a scumbag it's the Best Buy corporation. Not to mention some managers and bosses encourage their employees to lie about products so people buy them. They try to force garbage warranties on products and more. The company treats it's employees like crap and don't even fully pay their employees the promised sum when they win contests... You're on the wrong path if you think the people stealing these phones are worse than the corporation called Best buy.

2. superguy

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Don't the phones end up getting blacklisted and become worthless?

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

thats what i thought

4. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

They can still be unlocked and used internationally. Sold on eBay or swappa. I buy carrier locked phones and use them in Jamaica unlocked. Usually the cheap prepaid phones from simple mobile etc.

5. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Question is how did they manage to get into the case without anyone noticing?

9. oldskool50 unregistered

Well one thing it looks like it wasn't locked to begin with.

6. User123456789

Posts: 1151; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Probably : Two Xr 64Gb + two Xs Max 64Gb

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Considering the fact that there are many OEMs with flagships in the same price range as Apple, your comment lacks the punch it needs to be funny. Nice try though.

8. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Rule #1. when robbing a tech store,cover your face. They have cameras everywhere.

10. oldskool50 unregistered

Not all criminals are smart. That's why they are criminals to begin with.

11. izim1

Posts: 1607; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"The NYPD stated the obvious by saying that one of the suspects is male, between 25 and 35 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and what seems to be black jeans." Without even seeing the video, i know that you forgot one "obvious" detail in this description. Dont be afraid to say it. We all know what it is...

12. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

They'll have twitter up their a$$ in 12 seconds for that one LOL

14. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

They're black, so what. Where I live whites steal more than all races combined. Whites stole a whole entire country. You guys are the greatest thieves of all time! Nobody will top that.

13. SubtleOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Might consider having your eyes examined. The 'female' is obviously a black guy with a ridiculous blonde wig and sunglasses and baseball cap.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.