Thieves Snatch 300+ iPhone X Models From San Francisco Apple Store


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Apr 12, 2001

Just hours ahead of when the iPhone X is set to be available in the United States, thieves made off with more than 300 iPhone X models that were snatched yesterday afternoon from the Stonestown Apple Store in San Francisco, California.

Three men in hoodies driving a white Dodge van broke into a UPS truck outside of the Stonestown location on Wednesday morning between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, according to police report details shared by CNET. The truck was filled with iPhone X devices that were being shipped to the store.
As for the theft, the UPS driver had locked the cargo area after parking outside the Stonestown Galleria mall in the southwest Lakeside neighborhood of San Francisco, according to the police report. A janitor spotted the suspects unloading boxes from the UPS truck and into a Dodge van and snapped a photo.

"It's suspicious they were able to get that large a haul on that day," he said.
The iPhone X models stolen are worth an estimated $370,000, and the suspects have thus far not yet been caught. According to a person who spoke with CNET, customers who were planning on picking up pre-ordered devices at the Stonestown Apple Store will still get their orders. It is not clear, however, how this will impact walk-in sales at Stonestown.

Every iPhone stolen was catalogued and serial numbers have been provided to the police.

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macrumors G3
Mar 2, 2012
Scarsdale, NY
Apple is probably going to block the stolen serial numbers on the activation servers.

The thieves will end up with 300 paperweights. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when they figure out their stolen booty is worthless!
You think thieves use these phones? They know they’re going to be deactivated. They’re just going to sell them to unsuspecting people.


macrumors 68000
Jun 23, 2009
See the problem is now the phones will be deactivated but the person buying from the thieves won’t know that. So the innocent eBay customer who pays 1500 for their iPhone X will be SOL. That ain’t right man. the real loser is the third party buyer.


macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2017
And you thought scalpels were evil for paying their Christmas presents from iPhone sales, these guys are paying their house!