Fake Courier Steals $58K in iPhones from Apple Store, NYPD Says


Police say a thief posing as a messenger swiped $58,000 worth of iPhones from Apple's (AAPL) New York City store.

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

The incident happened inside the West 14th Street Apple Store near Ninth Avenue on September 14 around 9:05 a.m. and was reported to NYPD investigators about two weeks later, police said.

Once there, he told a store employee he was a messenger who was there for pick-up.

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

Police released surveillance video from inside the store located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.

Impersonation theft is nothing new at Apple store: previous year, a man who put on a blue shirt with the Apple logo, similar to the ones employees wear, managed to enter a fix room and steal 19 iPhones.