It's not a Vin Diesel movie: iPhones worth more than half a million stolen from a moving truck

It's not a Vin Diesel movie: iPhones worth more than half a million stolen from a moving truck

Dutch police have arrested five men suspected in the theft of iPhones worth more than half a million US dollars, but it's not just the sheer amount of iPhones stolen: the men have allegedly pulled off a Fast and Furious stunt to make it happen. Driving a modified van near the truck loaded with the iPhones, one of the men broke into the truck while it was moving and started throwing boxes with iPhones into the van.

The five man, all with their origins in the Eastern European country of Romania, were arrested at a holiday park in central Netherlands on Saturday.


Reportedly, similar raids have happened in Europe before, but it's the first time that we have an actual arrest after such a robbery.

source: The Guardian

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18 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

What's the retail on one of those?

16. audibot

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

and yet they will be added to the net sales totals

17. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

500 000 US$ in iPhones?!? If we suggest that one iPhone is 500 US$, then they stole 1000 units! The measurement of one box are 155mm x 60mm x ~90mm (l x h x w). One pallet is 1200mm x 800mm. That mean approximately 72 iPhone boxes on one level. With height of the box of 60mm, we can assume 20 levels on one pallet - final calculation - about 1440 iPhone on one pallet. Very quick and capable thieves.

18. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

It was the arresting,that differs it from the Vin Diesel style.

2. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

So was each iPhone worth more than half a million or did you jack up the title & first sentence?

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6377; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Depends... what's one of your kidneys worth?

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LMAO.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6377; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

What?! No iOS users saw the humor in that??? lol

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

LOL! Hilarious!

3. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Looks like they didn't Vin

4. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

Apple is the villain, right? Those Romanians must be good people just like Vin and co.! /s

5. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

TechieXP, we all know it was you lol

7. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Great! You bring his name up now he's going to write another big ass esay lol.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6377; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Some come here to comment, and others can't help but broadcast their obsessions with other commentators. Priceless.

15. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Lmfao true

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1009; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

[OFF TOPIC] Please, any t-mobile subscribers here? Kindly help me get a SIM unlock code for a Lumia 521 with IMEI: 355913051801822 . I've tried just about all online unlocker, but none could unlock the T-mobile variant. PLEASE, HELP!!! Send the code to Franklynthaddeus@yahoo.com

9. mi7chy

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

Typical dumb criminals stealing iPhones which are equivalent to low end Android phones.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Over five hundred grand... Wow, that's rich!

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