A guy carrying 300 iPhones was robbed and attacked near the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, losing $95,000 in goods.
The incident happened early Monday morning, according to the New York Police Department. The victim, a 27-year-old man, was attacked immediately after leaving the Apple Store with his purchases.
Around 1:45 a.m., a store staff placed 300 iPhone 13 boxes in three huge bags and gave them over to the guy. Soon after he got back into his car, another vehicle stopped up and two men demanded the bags.
The victim resisted but was hit in the face. Before driving away, the attackers stole one of the iPhone-filled bags.
The bag contained 125 iPhones worth approximately $95,000, according to police. As to why he had so many iPhones in his possession, the victim regularly makes large purchases from Apple to resell through his small business, and that was part of his order.
The man wasn’t gravely injured and refused medical attention at the scene.
Apple’s store on Fifth Avenue is open 24 hours a day and can facilitate purchases at odd hours. It is likely that the early-morning activity was to avoid shifting such a high value of order in view of the general public, which would make the man more of a target for theft.
The investigation is ongoing, and the NY