Published on November 19, 2023, 7:57 pm
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In the latest Apple Crime Blotter, there are several noteworthy incidents involving iPhones and the Apple Store. Let’s take a closer look at these incidents.
Firstly, in early November, New York Mayor Eric Adams had two iPhones and an iPad seized by FBI agents as part of a corruption investigation. The devices were later returned to him. This seizure was related to a raid on the home of the mayor’s chief fundraiser where iPhones were also taken.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani also had several devices seized in 2021 in relation to his work on behalf of former President Trump. Although he did not face any criminal charges in that case, he was later indicted as part of an unrelated Georgia RICO case.
Moving onto other news, Zhongshuang “Brandon” Su, known as “iPhone Man,” has been sentenced for his involvement in an iPhone theft ring in downtown Minneapolis. He purchased stolen devices and sold them mostly in China. The court determined that Su was not the mastermind but ignored red flags about the stolen devices he bought.
In Naperville, Illinois, a car crashed into the Apple Store outside of Chicago. Reports indicate that this was a targeted crash-and-grab robbery where thieves took devices and fled in a different vehicle.
Four men were arrested in Ohio for stealing hundreds of Apple Watches from a FedEx truck as part of a nationwide ring. They conspired to steal jewelry and Apple products from delivery trucks at malls and shopping centers across the country.
Lastly, there was an altercation at an Apple Store in Orange County, California regarding the conflict between Israel and Palestine. A viral video captured a confrontation between an employee wearing a pro-Palestinian symbol and someone with an Israeli accent accusing her of supporting “beheading babies.” The situation was cut off before it was resolved.
These are just some of the recent incidents involving Apple devices and stores. It goes to show that while Apple products are highly desired, they can also be the target of various criminal activities. Stay updated to ensure your devices and personal safety are not compromised.
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