Stolen iPhone 12 Pro Max allowed BMW to rent and pay off debts

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Attacker faces criminal proceedings

An entertaining new story related to the iPhone 12, straight from China: the courier could not resist the temptation to steal 14 iPhone 12 Pro Max smartphones that he was supposed to deliver to the customer.

iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max

Stolen iPhone 12 Pro Max allowed BMW to rent and pay off debts

A courier named Tang works for the delivery service of the Chinese trading platform Meituan-Dianping. On November 14, an authorized Apple retailer placed an order with Meituan Delivery to ship a package of 14 brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max to another Apple store.

After Tang picked up the package, instead of delivering it, he canceled the order and paid only $ 1.50 for default. In doing so, he stole phones, each of which costs about $ 1,500. The Apple store employee who made the delivery was unable to contact him.

He was tracked down rather quickly, but after being detained, only 10 unopened iPhone 12 Pro Max smartphones were found at the courier. He left one phone for personal use, with the second iPhone 12 Pro Max, he covered the existing debt. The third smartphone was pawned at a pawnshop for $ 1,450. And the thief sold the fourth phone for about $ 1,000.

Using the money he received, Tang bought new clothes and, probably to impress acquaintances, rented a BMW for about $ 100 a day. All four smartphones were subsequently returned by the police.

The attacker faces criminal proceedings. Yesterday it became known that an organized criminal group hijacked a truck transporting new equipment from Apple.

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