Date: Sept. 21, 2012

Est. monetary value: $100,000 

On the eve of the iPhone 5 launch, three burglaries took place in which 191 handsets were stolen from two major mobile carriers. The full breakdown consists of 33 units stolen from an Au store in Ibaraki City, Osaka; 116 units from a Softbank store in Western Osaka; and 42 units from another Au store. No arrests were made and Apple went on to restock both companies with new devices, but several Japanese customers were pissed about having to wait days to pick theirs up.