In a tale that sounds more like the plot to a Mission: Impossible movie, a group of thieves stole $370,000 worth of iPhone Xs.
The incident occurred Wednesday morning between 11:15am and 11:30am (PT), according to local news. A group of three hooded thieves cased a UPS driver transporting the iPhones to an Apple Store. The UPS driver parked and locked the truck and was making a delivery to a Macy’s at the Stonestown Galleria mall where the thieves broke into the white Dodge van and made away with the king’s ransom of iPhones.
In total, 313 iPhones were stolen. Police are saying the heist was planned, given the amount of inventory that was stolen.
“Given the dollar value in the incident itself it appears it was planned,” stated SFPD Captain Rick Yick. Local news is reporting iPhones were catalogued with IMEI serial numbers, so Apple can track them if there is any suspicious sales.
It’s not clear if the iPhones can be activated without a carrier number and Apple ID. Last year, Apple required both to activate the iPhone 7.
There is some good news to the story. CNET is reporting that all the customers who ordered their iPhone from the Stonestown Apple Store will still get their iPhone X on time.