Escobar's iPhone rival trouble & a British MP iPhone theft in the Apple Crime Blotter

An iPad stolen from a FedEx truck, a flight plan from Sam’s Club and more news from competitor iPhone brother Pablo Escobar.


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The latest in a regular Appleiphonestop series on the world of Apple related crimes.

$ 4,000 of Apple products stolen from Maryland Target

Police are looking for two men who they say stole $ 4,000 worth of Apple products from a target in Aberdeen, Maryland. According to the Baltimore Sun, one of them asked a store employee to open a cabinet, when the other suspect started shoveling the product in a bag.

The same two men are linked to two other similar robberies elsewhere in Maryland. The report indicates that the two thieves “moved away from each other” during at least part of the flight, filmed on video:

Three in Georgia arrested over iPhone theft

Georgia state police arrested three people who they believed attempted to sell $ 9,500 in new iPhones at a Sam’s Club in the Atlanta area. Trib Live reports that the accused accomplices tried to open a fake Visa account to buy seven iPhone Pro Max phones.

But in the middle of the incident, one of the accused was recognized as someone who had been dismissed from a business associated with the Sam’s Club and was ordered to leave the store. The trio fled, but were later arrested and charged with access device fraud, theft, identity theft, retail theft and theft by deception.

iPads stolen from school in Arkansas

With most schools in the country closed, some thieves have seen the opportunity to steal electronic equipment from them. According to KATV, thieves broke in and stole $ 54,000 from an iPad in a classroom at an elementary school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in early April. The thieves also allegedly took five walkie-talkies.

The police report indicates that the thieves took “Logi brand iPads with keyboards”, but presumably the iPads were fitted with Logi keyboard accessories.

Theft of a FedEx truck with an iPad inside

A FedEx driver making deliveries in the Sacramento area had his truck stolen. CBS 13 reports that the truck was recovered five minutes later, with the exception of an iPad.

British politician attacked “drunk thug” who took his iPhone by train

A man who has since been elected to the British Parliament fought with a man on a train who attempted to steal his iPhone X. Manchester Evening News writes Robert Largan, who was elected last year as a member of the Party conservative, described the physical altercation in court.

Largan said that during the incident, which took place last year, he pursued a “drunk thug” who took his phone, which led to Largan being struck in the face and receiving the threat “i will murder you. ” The man, who had been recalled to prison after the incident, admitted responsibility in court.

IPhone included in counterfeit electronics seized in Philadelphia

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office in Philadelphia said on April 14 that it had seized two shipments from China containing 20,000 counterfeit consumer electronics. The release included a picture of what CBP described as an “Apple iPhone”.

CBP claims that the electronics, if authentic, would have had a total value of $ 519,510.

Rival brother Escobar’s iPhone company sues former CFO

Last year Roberto Escobar, the brother of the late Colombian lord Pablo Escobar, announced his intention to launch what he called a foldable and “unbreakable” gold smartphone. The phone was said to be a competitor to the iPhone, Escobar also said at the time that it intended to sue Apple for “cheating people and selling worthless phones.”

In March, a YouTuber discovered that the “golden phone” was actually a Samsung Galaxy Fold covered in golden stickers.

The Register now reports that Roberto Escobar has sued the company’s former chief operating officer, alleging that he fled with company money and took control of the passwords. from his YouTube channel.

iPad and two ovens stolen from a Texas restaurant

Police in Huntsville, Texas are investigating a robbery in a bar and restaurant in mid-April in which thieves took an iPad, a sound machine and two commercial ovens. According to Item Online, the theft took place at After Hours on Ave, and although the ovens were removed from the parking lot, the thieves entered the business and took the other items.

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