In what sounds like the plot of a modern heist comedy that I'd definitely pay $18.75 to watch in a crowded theater full of buttered popcorn guzzlers, a UPS truck was hit by iPhone X thieves this week. A trio of hoody-clad men in a white Dodge van snagged "more than $370,000" worth of iPhone X's from a UPS truck parked outside an Apple Store in San Francisco Wednesday morning, SF Gate reported.
The jacking of more than 300 highly coveted devices is believed to have gone down between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. local time, according to a witness statement given to the San Francisco Police Department. "It appears the suspects knew what they were looking for," Captain Rick Yick told KPIX Thursday.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident and have already determined that the suspects were likely "tracking" the UPS truck. When the driver stepped inside a nearby Macy's to drop off a delivery, the truck was broken into and the phones were apprehended. Police advise that prospective customers stay away from shady iPhone sales. "If you're going to purchase stuff, go to an actual store to purchase it," an SFPD spokesperson said.
Friday marks the in-store launch of the iPhone X for those whose luck ran dry with pre-orders last week. Devices set aside for the pre-order were completely gone within minutes, meaning I hope you joined the swarms of people who lined up as early as Thursday night. Otherwise, enjoy the admittedly less status-improving iPhone 8.