Police say a thief posing as a messenger swiped $58,000 worth of iPhones from Appleâ€™s (NASDAQ:AAPL) New York City store.
The heist occurred Thursday when a man conned a store employee into handing over three boxes of iPhones. The thief told the Apple employee that he was a messenger who came to the store for a pick-up.
The New York Police Department has yet to identify the suspect, who quickly fled the scene in a white Ford (NYSE:F) van with unknown license plates.
The NYPD was asking for the publicâ€™s help to find the iPhone thief. Police released surveillance video from inside the store located in Manhattanâ€™s Chelsea neighborhood.
Apple launched two new phones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, in September. Prices for the iPhone 8 start at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus costs $799 and up. The company plans to begin shipping another new model, the iPhone X, in early November.