Man Robbed After Buying 300 iPhones From Apple Fifth Avenue

An unnamed 27-year-old man who purchased 300 iPhones from Apple Fifth Avenue on Monday morning was robbed shortly after leaving the store, according to 1010Wins Radio in New York.

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He was carrying 300 iPhone 13s in three bags and walking to his car at 1:45 a.m. when another car pulled up next to him. Two men jumped out and demanded that he hand over the bags. Not wanting to hand over 300 iPhones, the victim put up a fight and was ultimately punched in the face before thieves made off with one of the bags.

The bag contained 125 iPhones that were worth $95,000. Police said the man in question often made large ‌iPhone‌ purchases from the Fifth Avenue Store in order to resell them through his small business. It is not clear why he was making the purchase at 1:00 in the morning, nor whether he was specifically targeted based on past purchasing habits.

Apple's Fifth Avenue location is open 24 hours a day, allowing for the early morning purchases. Apple also had a Black Friday sale going on at the time, which the thieves may have been aware of.

The NYPD is investigating the robbery, and the victim was not seriously injured. A description of the suspects and their vehicles has not yet been released.

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Top Rated Comments

mozz2020 Avatar
21 months ago
Sorry but who buys 300 iPhones from the store and carries them to a car at 01:45??
Score: 139 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Adelphos33 Avatar
21 months ago
Seems like insurance fraud
Score: 111 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1557750 Avatar
21 months ago
What a coincidence!!!

That’s where I was gonna pick up 450 iPhones tomorrow morning.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B-Mc-C Avatar
21 months ago
Not the brightest bulb to be walking the streets of crime-ridden NYC after being seen purchasing hundreds of iPhones at 1am. Bet he will never do that again. Maybe from now on just have them shipped to his business like a normal person.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
21 months ago

Sorry but who buys 300 iPhones from the store and carries them to a car at 01:45??
This unnamed 27-year-old man :D
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cameront9 Avatar
21 months ago
Why in the world would you buy these in person as opposed to online?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)