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Thieves stole more than 300 iPhone X units from a UPS truck in San Francisco

Published Nov 3rd, 2017 1:48AM EDT
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If you were planning on picking up an iPhone X in San Francisco tomorrow, we’ve got some bad news for you. On Wednesday morning, thieves broke into a UPS truck stationed outside of an Apple store in San Francisco and made off with upwards of 313 iPhone X units.

According to a report from CNET, the estimated value of the stolen merchandise is somewhere in the $370,000 range, a figure which makes this one of the more significant iPhone heists we’ve ever seen.

The stolen iPhones were set to be sold at the Apple store in the Stonestown Galleria, and now an already thin supply has become that much smaller. For what it’s worth, those with existing pre-orders will still be able to pick up an iPhone X at the Stonestown store, though folks who have been waiting in line may not be so lucky.

As far as the perpetrators are concerned, a filed police report indicates that three men broke into the UPS truck after the driver stepped out to make a delivery. Word is that a janitor saw the thieves unloading boxes from the UPS truck into a getaway car and had the wherewithal to take a photo. Given the timing of the heist, the goods involved, and the apparent efficiency of the entire operation, law enforcement officials believe that the theft was highly coordinated and planned well in advance. At the time of this writing, the thieves, who are described as “husky,” are still at large.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.

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