Three “husky” men in hoodies driving a white Dodge van broke into a UPS truck Wednesday while it was parked outside a San Francisco Apple Store.
It was delivering 313 of Apple’s new iPhone X devices, according to a police report. The theft happened between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. PT.
The total value of the stolen merchandise was estimated to be more than $370,000. The iPhone X, which becomes available in stores Friday, starts at $999 apiece. The suspects haven’t yet been caught.
People who planned to pick up their preordered iPhones at the Stonestown store will still get their devices on time, a person familiar with the matter said.
313 iPhones is a cube about 8 x 8 x 5 iPhone boxes. That’s ballpark, 25″ x 30″ x 30″. And that cube is worth more than $370K. That’s IF the thieves can sell the phones for anywhere near their value, if at all.
And a quick thinking janitor snapped a picture of the thieves unloading the UPS truck. If they catch the thieves, hope Apple gives that janitor an iPhone X.