iPhones stolen from Apple store: I think I know how they'll be sold

iPhones stolen from Apple store: I think I know how they'll be sold

Summary: A report in today's Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper notes that "an unknown stock" (i.e.

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A report in today's Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper notes that "an unknown stock" (i.e. number) of refurbished iPhones were stolen from the Apple Store at University Village near the University of Washington.

The devices, which were stolen on Monday, were slated to go on sale almost immediately.

How? Seattle police said the burglar(s) cut a large hole in the ceiling of a technician's room. In addition, cables were cut, allowing the thief(ves) access to 20 Mac laptops that had been serviced and were awaiting pickup by their owners.

I would hope the thieves aren't planning to fence these iPhones and Macs by selling them to U of W students.  eBay would be too obvious, as well. More likely, the burglars have real-world intermediaries that are going to play the fencing game.

Mobsters who came here from formerly Communist countries? Not out of the realm of possibilities.

Sure as hell hope they get caught.

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Mobility

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  • iphones stolen

    "communists" - when will you learn...
    andy.gardiner@...
    • Communists

      Those of us who actually understand what Communism is and know that Communists did not simply go away when the Soviet Union was defeated have learned much better than you.
      frgough
  • I would try Craigslist

    Perhaps that is equally obvious, but a little more discrete
    nucrash
  • Is it true...

    that one of the perps seen leaving the scene was a big sweaty bald guy running down the street yelling "...developers, developers, developers..."?
    Userama
  • Huh?

    [i]A report in today?s Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper notes that ?an unknown stock? (i.e. number) of [b][u]refurbished[/b][/u] iPhones were stolen from the Apple Store at University Village near the University of Washington.[/i]

    This product has been on the market for less than 2 months and they're already selling refurbished phones? Could it be that AppleT&T came to the realization that the price of their phones contributed to slow sales and now they're rushing to "refurbish" the returned phones for sale at lower prices in order to open cell phone contracts and for Apple to get their kickbacks from AT&T?

    Hmmmmmmm....could be. ;-)
    MGP2