NYPD Seeks Help Identifying Thief Who Stole $58,000 Worth of iPhones

We’ve covered many incredibly devious iPhone thefts across the world, from California, to Massachusetts, to China; and now the New York Police Department has added its own massive iPhone heist to the growing list.

At an Apple retail store in Manhattan, the unidentified man acted as a “messenger,” relaying to one of the Apple store employees that he was there for a pickup.

The employee then handed over three large boxes, containing roughly 100 iPhone 7 devices worth approximately $58,000 USD.

The man fled the scene “in a white Ford van with unknown license plates” according to the Associated Press.

A video of the incident was released by the NYPD, and again has asked the public for help to identify and ultimately catch the criminal.

According to the New York Post it could’ve been an inside job. “Police…believe the suspect had prior knowledge of the way pick-ups are handled at the store. The man is described as bald, 5-foot-10 tall, approximately 195 pounds and 45 to 55 years old.” See the surveillance video below.

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