In a shocking turn of events, three men were arrested in Beijing for stealing 240 iPhones from a warehouse owned by a Chinese logistics firm after digging a 20-inch hole through the building’s wall.
Beijing police confirmed that three men broke into the facility between Dec. 12 and 13 via a 50-cm hole dug out of the wall. One of the suspects worked as a driver for the company and was thus familiar with the premises.
The men sold most of the iPhones in the Grey Market earning nearly 1.4 million yuan, and had already spent most of it on gambling, cars and gold. Police tracked down the suspects by tracing the phones’ serial numbers, leading to the arrests in late December.
Apple’s products are hugely popular and costly in China. Chinese netizens have dubbed the latest iPhone 6 the “Kidney 6” following news reports of a teenager selling his kidney to buy Apple products.
Another man was arrested at the Hong Kong border earlier this month after attempting to smuggle 94 iPhones into mainland China. The grey market is flooded with request for iPhones as Apple continues to set record number of sales in China!
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