An Apple Store theft resulted in a $16,120 loss for one of the tech giant's New York locations. The incident is the second publicized theft of this size in less than a year. Former NBA star Rex Chapman made off with $14,000 worth of goods from an Apple Store in Arizona last July. Although the theft amounts were similar, the methods used to fleece the stores differed.
According to DNAInfo, New York police reported that two men got away with 19 iPhones from an Apple Store in SoHo on June 1. The thieves dressed in blue shirts similar to what Apple staff wear. They confidently walked into a repair room in the back of the store and removed the iPhones from a drawer. One man hid the iPhones under his shirt and then both walked out of the store without notice.
The NYPD is currently conducting an investigation into the incident, and Apple is withholding comment on the matter at this time.