Some Columbia University students were recently robbed in upper Manhattan. While robberies happen on the streets of New York City every day, this particular instance was an interesting case of smartphone theft.
The pair of bandits ambushed three students and demanded that they hand over their iPhones. Not only did the robbers demand iPhones specifically, but they also refused to steal Droid or Blackberry phones. Ouch.
NBC New York reports:
Twice at 526 114th St., and once at 556 114th St., the suspects demanded the victims hand over their iPhones, police said.
The first victim complied, but the second only had a Droid, according to police. The thieves apparently didn’t want a Droid — so they took cash instead.
The third victim also didn’t have an iPhone, but the men allegedly refused to believe her and threw her against a fence to search her.
One of the students commented that, “”I think it speaks to the resale value of an iPhone,” while another felt insulted that the robbers refused to take her Blackberry. Yet another victim said, “I don’t like mine. I’m waiting to get an iPhone myself.”
(via The Loop)