Police: “It appears the suspects knew what they were looking for.”
That’s the gamble a group of hooded thieves took this week. They broke into a UPS delivery van and stole more than 300 iPhone X units that were headed to an Apple Store in San Francisco. No one was injured in the heist, as the van was locked and parked unattended in a loading dock at the Stonestown Mall in San Francisco.
“It appears the suspects knew what they were looking for,” San Francisco police Captain Rick Yick told a local CBS news affiliate. “It appears that it was planned.”
According to reports, the UPS driver went into a Macy’s store to make a delivery and upon his return, all of the more than 300 iPhone X units were gone.
Police said three hooded suspects made a getaway with the goods around 11am Wednesday in a white Dodge van. Apple said they have the serial numbers of the devices. Police said a janitor took a picture of the van. For now, the crooks are still at large.
Our review of the new iPhone X is here. It launched worldwide Friday. No word on whether it’s worth risk of jail time, however.