Robbers in New York need only your iPhones, don’t want BlackBerries
posted by Victor H. / Dec 19, 2011, 4:29 AM
Here’s a hilarious pair of robbers in New York City - they don’t want just any phone, they want your iPhone. The two thieves robbed Columbia students in upper Manhattan asking for their iPhones.
Two reports about the robberies say that the first victim had an iPhone and agreed to give it to the robbers, but the second had a Droid and the picky robbers didn’t like that, so they took cash instead. The third victim, a girl, also didn’t have an iPhone, so she was thrown against a fence as the two searched her.
"It's insulting they don't want my BlackBerry," said a female student, but while this seems almost too absurd to be true, it’s still a scary story. It’s revealing how much of a commodity the iPhone has become even for thieves which realize its value and the fact that it’s easy to sell. The robbers still haven’t been caught, so if you just happen to be in the area - watch out.
source: NBC New York
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HaHaHa! Droid is now proven more secure.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 4:49 AM 6
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"but the second had a Droid and the picky robbers didn’t like that, so they took cash instead." Why is this more secure? You lose all your cash instead, that's mostly worse.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 4:56 AM 5
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Well, guess what. As I said before, I live in Brazil. Lots of robbers here. I have been robbed. And I can still make jokes of it. Even PhoneArena jokes about it as they call the robbers a hilarious pair of robbers. You should get the stick out of your a$$ and be happy.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 5:57 AM 2
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I once read something about a dictator in Nigeria who died because he took too much Viagra in preparation for an orgy. So I can't make a joke about it because if it was me dying from a Viagra overdose, I wouldn't find it funny? Different opinions indeed. And I would bet that even the one who had the iPhone stolen must be cracking jokes about his friends' cell phones.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 6:28 AM 2
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Dmann has a great point. He has been robbed & so have I. It's not that serious that you need to get bent out of shape about it. PhoneArena.com's picture indeed is funny & DrMoto was just joking, so just keep it at that. Have fun with it & don't let it get you down.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 7:37 AM 2
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Its more secure for one because a iphone or droid at full retial is about 700. who do you know that walks around with that much cash. I rather you take the 50 bucks maybe a 100 that i have on me then my 700 dollar phone. but hey thats just me im smart like that. You give him your iphone ill kepp my droid so i can call the police right after he leaves. Dumb people. lol
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 8:29 AM 0
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i can explain this... the robbers work for Apple. it's the ultimate sales stratagy! sell the people iPhones, steal them, re-stock them, people re-buy their iPhones. brilliant!
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 5:13 AM 2
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When some criminal act occurs, the main topic is that we should get ourselves some iPhones and/or other Apple products because it's the best there is and the Holy Grail of our existence, equally important to thieves as to politicians...
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 5:33 AM 0
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Lets face it most people will buy an iphone off ebay or online in general way faster than they would buy a blackberry.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 6:28 AM 0
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simple... that robberies is dont have enough brain to use Droid LOL, so they choose phone that more simple to use for them because their brain is limited (also match with their brain) LOL again... just for laugh dude
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 6:40 AM 3
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Where's Taco when you need him... clearly this proves the pathetic resale value of stolen Droids.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 7:38 AM 1
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I find it hilarious that the girl was actually INSULTED that he didn't want her Blackberry, lol. You just got robbed and your insulted the thief didn't want to steal your phone? Too much mommy & daddy money for that one.
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 1:39 AM 0
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