Three men broke into a UPS truck parked outside an Apple Store in San Francisco. They stole over 300 iPhone X devices with a total value of about $370,000, according to local news reports.
The truck was delivering 313 iPhone X units, the report cited the police as saying. Prices start at $999 (for the 64GB variant), and go up to $1,149 (for the 256GB variant).
US-based package Delivery Company UPS said it was working with the law enforcement investigating the theft, the report notes.
The incident occurred between 11:15am and 11:30am Wednesday morning. The driver of the UPS truck had locked the vehicle after parking outside the Stonestown Galleria mall, and went to a nearby Macy’s to make another delivery. During that time the thieves managed to break in and take off on a white Dodge van with all 313 of the $999+ devices.
Police say they believe the thieves were tracking the truck and knew what they were looking for. “Given the dollar value in the incident itself it appears it was planned,” said SFPD Captain Rick Yick.
However, UPS and Apple are working with police on the investigation. Each phone stolen had its IMEI serial number catalogued along with a description.