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A New York Thief Only Needed a Blue Shirt to Steal 19 iPhones From an Apple Store

The theft cost the SoHo Apple Store more than $16,000
June 9, 2016

It didn’t take much for a thief in New York City to walk away with more than $16,000 in iPhones from an Apple Store earlier this month.

A blue shirt

A blue shirt

According to dnaInfo, a man dressed “similarly” to store employees walked right into an electronics repair room at the SoHo Apple Store at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

He walked out with 19 iPhones grabbed from a drawer. The iPhones were then passed to an accomplice who then walked out of the store with the handsets hidden under his shirt.

Police were still investigating the theft.

I suspect the real store employees will soon be receiving a refresher course in loss prevention.