The million-dollar Apple Store theft epidemic ends with 17 arrest warrants
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 28, 2018, 6:47 AM
All in all, Apple Stores in California have been victims of a theft ring, it turns out, that grabbed more than a million worth of iPhones and other gear over the span of a few months. Their winning streak, however, is coming to an end, as the California Department of Justice just issued arrest warrants for 17 suspects that were presumably involved:
These crimes allegedly hit 19 counties, including the thefts in Santa Rosa, Emeryville, and Corte Madera over the last month. The defendants are being charged with coming into the stores in large groups wearing hoodies and quickly taking display products. On September 25, seven suspects were arrested and booked in Alameda County Jail. Another is in custody in Sonoma County. At this time, nine other arrest warrants have been given to remaining suspects.
The authorities had to act fast as these types of crimes feed on themselves, and start widening with many a copycat warrior who get the idea from the local news channels. "Ultimately, consumers pay the cost of this merchandise hijacking," said Attorney General Becerra, so now that the California DoJ is intimately involved, the Apple Store crime wave may finally subside, new iPhone month or not.
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Trading their freedom for a phone smh. By the time they get out it'll be old
posted on Sep 28, 2018, 7:06 AM 12
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Go big or go home. If you're going to do the crime, make sure it s a crime worth doing. A million in merchandise. That's a crime a criminal can be proud of
posted on Sep 28, 2018, 7:13 AM 4
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No news about Android store being rubbed?
posted on Sep 28, 2018, 7:27 AM 0
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Only iDiots would do that. They even sold their own kidneys and babies for those iCraps.
posted on Sep 28, 2018, 9:20 AM 4
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"Names of the suspects have not been released"? Probably illegal immigrants, and we'll be expected to forget any of this happened.
posted on Sep 28, 2018, 8:53 AM 0
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how stupid are these f**kn clowns. You got cold case murders that are still trying to be solved, what makes them think authorities won't eventually find them. Especially after they show their faces on camera. I bet their dumbass are part of the same crew, especially the one that came back twice in 12 hrs. Stupidity at it's finest. And watch those iPhone and Macbook get black listed and they'll have to flip it for parts, but in return go to jail. lmao. And how stupid are they to believe Apple can't track them
posted on Sep 29, 2018, 6:04 AM 0
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