Thieves make off with $6.6 million in Apple gear during a single robbery

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UK police are looking for information on highway robbers that hit a van stuffed with Apple gear.
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British thieves got away with enough Apple products to open their own store. On November 10, they robbed a truck containing 48 pallets of iPhones, iPads, AirPods and other gear valued at $6.6 million (£5 million).

Even without guns, the bandits overpowered the driver and a security guard of a truck on the M1 in Northamptonshire, according to Northamptonshire police.

The highway robbers took the truck to Crick, where the trailer was moved to a second truck and driven away. The driver and guard were left behind with the first truck. The trailer was later found empty in Leicestershire.

Unfortunately, the Northamptonshire Police currently have no suspects. They’re asking to “speak to anyone who may have been offered any Apple products for sale in unusual circumstances, or who knows of anyone who is selling such items at low-cost prices.” In addition, they’re hoping someone saw something unusual on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1, between 7:45pm and 8pm on Tuesday, November 10.

Thieves often target Apple products

Criminals regularly target Apple products. They’re small, high value, and quite popular. This make fencing the goods easier.

News just broke Monday of an alleged crime spree in an Amazon fulfillment center that resulted in the theft of $590,000 worth of iPhones. And earlier this year, a group of airline pilots was busted for smuggling Apple gear into Russia.

Via: Reuters