A man carrying 300 iPhones was robbed and assaulted near the Apple Store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, losing $95,000 worth of merchandise.
Around 1:45 AM, a store employee put the 300 iPhone 13 boxes into three large bags, which were handed over to the man. Shortly after returning to his car, another vehicle pulled up and two men demanded the bags.
The bag contained 125 iPhones worth approximately $95,000, according to police. As to why he had so many iPhones in his possession, the victim regularly makes large purchases from Apple to resell through his small business, and that was part of his order.
Apple’s store on Fifth Avenue is open 24 hours a day and can facilitate purchases at odd hours. It is likely that the early-morning activity was to avoid shifting such a high value of order in view of the general public, which would make the man more of a target for theft.