Apple Store in downtown Portland
The latest in a random AppleInsider series, looks at the world of Apple crime.
One stole from the Portland Apple Store almost every day for several months
A man in Portland, Ore., Stole from the city's Apple Store on almost daily basis for several months, according to a likely reason confirmed by Oregon Live . The man would wait for the shop's guard to take a break, at which time he would run into the store, steal around $ 700 of Bose headphones or other goods, and run back.
The man, the police said, stole to support a $ 1
Alaska man convicted of stealing Apple computers
An Alaska man who worked as a guide for the airline Ravn Alaska has been convicted on federal charges that he abused his position to steal Apple computers tied to schools in Alaska's villages and then sold them. Breadoflife "Presley" Faiupu, according to the Justice Department's statement, was sentenced to five years of probation, with six-month communities in a halfway house, as well as recovery.
Thieves cut into the Verizon Store wall to steal 50 iPhones
Two men cut into the wall of a Verizon Store in the Houston area to steal at least 50 iPhones,  ABC 13 reported. The police told the station the two thieves cut through the gypsum on a vacant nearby business.
After a short hunt, the two men were arrested.
"Sophisticated" theft scheme resulted in the purchase of the Apple Store
. Three suspects are sought to perform a multi-species theft system in Quincy, Mass. According to Patriot Ledger the newspaper started the scheme of suspects breaking into cabinets on a local YMCA and stealing car keys. They then used the keys to break into cars to steal credit cards, returned the keys to the lockers, and then used the credit cards for fake Apple Store purchases.
One arrested for armed robbery by mobile phone shop
Police in Connecticut arrested a man they say carried out an armed robbery by an AT&T / Sprint Mobile store. The man was one of two suspects who entered the store, pulled a gun and filled a bag of phones from the store. According to NBC Connecticut it was lost in the custody arrested outside when he dropped both an iPhone 8 and a loaded gun.
He has been accused of robbery, theft, theft, theft, criminal use of weapons, gun without permission and violation of peace.
El Chapo's daughter plans iPhone accessories
The infamous Mexican drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced last week at ten separate federal counts, including drug trafficking, using a firearm to promote his drug abuse and participation in a money laundering conspiracy. But the conviction will not stop Guzman's daughter from selling El Chapo 701 branded products, including iPhone accessories, Complex reported. The line also includes shirts, hats and cigar accessories.
Guzman, while in progress in 2015, is written with a co-author on whether to buy an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or BlackBerry Leap. The drug's wife was caught sneaking an unauthorized cell phone to court during the trial in November, although it was never reported which model the phone was.
iPhone theft victim is in the receiver of his stolen phone
This column has shared many stories of iPhone owners using Find My iPhone to track down their stolen devices, but not many of them have become penpals with the person who ended up with his stolen iPhone. But it actually happened when Erica Buist had her iPhone stolen from a London bar. Soon after, she heard from someone who claimed to be a 16-year-old boy in India who had ended up with her stolen phone.
According to The Next Web the boy started an email correspondence to request the iTunes password, and the two traded the emails for over a year. The correspondence seems to have ended, after the iPhone was stolen from the teen.
iPhone stolen from funeral directors
A man in the UK joined a funeral home that waved a piece of paper and said something about construction work and painting. When the man left the funeral directors, noticed that an iPhone X was missing.
According to Brighton and Hove Independent theft has been linked to another incident where a man entered a solarium and exposed himself to a woman.
T-Mobile Store employee accused of stealing 14 iPhones
An employee at a T-Mobile store in Texas was eventually caught stealing 14 iPhones from the store. According to KXAN after the man was caught, he agreed to pay a refund in exchange for the management not calling the police.
When he did not pay, the police were called.
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