10 Year Old Pinches $654K Of Apple Goods

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Ah, to be ten years old again — and arrested for stealing £400,000 ($654,000) worth of Apple products.

That is the news coming out of Coventry, in the UK, where a dawn raid saw police arrest a boy and a 37-year-old man for their part in a series of commercial and domestic burglaries.

The Apple products — mainly made up of iPads, iPods and iPhones — were taken during two October raids in nearby Leicester.

Investigating Detective Inspector Nick Dale, said: “We want the community to sit up and take notice of our efforts to tackle organised crime. Law-abiding citizens can rest assured we’re taking strong action against suspects, whilst criminals should be asking themselves ‘am I next?’.”

Apple products continue to be some of the most stolen products out there.

In other UK theft news, a man’s iPhone was recently stolen in the city of Bath while he posed for pictures with breakfast cereal mascot, the Honey Monster.

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  • m_hardwick

    What I don’t understand is why the picture is of Welsh police vans, and why they are in what looks like London?

  • m_hardwick

    What I don’t understand is why the picture is of Welsh police vans, and why they are in what looks like London?

  • Alan

    What I don’t understand is why the picture is of Welsh police vans, and why they are in what looks like London?

    Yes, strange. Welsh police vans in Londons regent street. No where near Coventry or Leicester. Title is a bit missleading too as the 10 year old was most probably not the mastermind!

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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