According to 1010Wins Radio in New York City, an unidentified 27-year-old man was robbed shortly after leaving Apple Fifth Avenue on Monday morning, having just made a purchase of 300 iPhones.
He was walking to his car at 1:45 a.m., carrying 300 iPhone 13s in three bags, when another vehicle pulled up next to him, and two men jumped out of the car and told him to give them the bags. The victim fought back and was eventually punched in the face before thieves stole one of the bags.
There were 125 iPhones in the bag, with a total retail value of $95,000. According to the police, the man in question made bulk purchases of iPhones from the Fifth Avenue Store to resell them through his small business. It’s unclear why he made the purchase at 1:00 a.m., nor whether he was targeted based on his previous purchases.
Apple’s Fifth Avenue store is open 24 hours a day, so you can buy things as early as 5 a.m. The thieves might have also been aware of the Black Friday sale that Apple was running at the time.
The victim of the robbery was not seriously hurt, and the NYPD is currently conducting an investigation. So far, neither the suspects nor their vehicles have been publicly identified.