Crime Bulletin: Two Apple Store Thefts in Berkeley in 24 Hours

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In Latest Apple Crime Blotter iPhone Drop Leads to Murder Charge, Grand Apple Theft at Walmart and AirPods tracking led to arrest.

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Two thefts at Apple Store in Berkeley in 24 hours

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, two thefts occurred at the Apple Store in Berkeley, California, in two days in the last week of January.

The first theft, according to the newspaper, was committed by a man who took nine iPhones with a display and fled from the store in a car. In the second incident, the next morning, two men stole seven computers and fled on foot. Police told the newspaper that an arrest had been made in the first theft and that this particular Apple Store had been the target of frequent thefts in recent months.

Oregon police looking for iPhone thieves

Police in Redmond, Oregon are searching for two women who they say “used fraudulent Oregon driver's licenses to steal eight iPhones valued at $9,000” from a cellphone store in the United States.

KTVZ reports the suspects are accused of opening “multiple” cell phone plans to obtain an iPhone. Both women are suspected of committing a similar crime in December in Madras, Oregon.

Man who dropped iPhone found guilty of murder

A Georgia man who allegedly dropped his iPhone while fleeing police after a 2021 murder has been found guilty.

The dropped iPhone was used by police to identify the suspect, leading to his arrest two weeks later.

Under the Atlanta Constitution, the man was found guilty of murder, capital murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and escape and was sentenced to life in prison. prison plus ten years.

Approximately $40,000 worth of Apple products stolen from West Virginia Walmart

In early January, three men stole $38,000 worth of Apple products from a West Virginia Walmart. before fleeing the store. shop.

WAVY reported that one of the thieves distracted a store employee while his two accomplices “used a special device to break into two caged cabinets containing a large number of Apple products.” The suspects then fled through the employee break room and fled in a “dark pickup truck.”

When the news channel asked Walmart for surveillance footage, a spokesperson said, “We will not be involved in this story and do not provide video from our stores.”

In January, Indiana police used “the latest Apple AirPods technology” to arrest a man accused of multiple car break-ins, Fox 59 explains.

According to the channel, citing court documents, the 23-year-old man stole MacBooks, iPads, guns, credit cards and cash from cars, with a total value of almost $2,000. They tracked the stolen AirPods to locate the man.

After his arrest, the suspect told police that he “did something stupid to my friend.”

California police arrest man accused of stealing iPad

Police in Irvine, California, in late January arrested a man who they say carried out multiple thefts of iPads from Target stores in Orange County. Police received “multiple tips” and the man was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Organized Retail Crime Task Force.

Pennsylvania man accused of trying to sell counterfeit iPhone

Pennsylvania man agreed to sell an iPhone to someone else, but the box turned out to be a “fake one” » iPhone, police said.

The man received the money but was later arrested for theft by deception, PA Homepage reported.

Man charged with stealing and damaging a city-owned iPad

In late January, a man in Illinois was charged with theft and damage to a city-owned iPad. The Telegraph reports that a fifth-generation iPad belonging to the city was stolen.

The 45-year-old man was charged with theft (a Class 2 felony) and criminal damage to government property (a Class 4 felony).

Man in Thailand accused of hacking and stealing iPhone and iPad

A 21-year-old engineering student in Thailand has been charged with stealing an iPhone and iPad worth 200,000 baht (about 5,600 dollars) at the Big C store at 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to The Bangkok Post, the man was caught on CCTV cameras “trying in vain to break into a gold shop and ATM” before entering a mobile phone store instead. A mobile phone salesman later reported suspicion when a man showed up trying to sell an iPhone.

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