updated 11:20 am EST, Fri January 11, 2008
Oregon iPhone theft
A thief operating in Oregon's capital city of Salem has stolen a considerable number of iPhones, local police report. According to an official bulletin, 40 iPhones were taken from the AT&T Wireless store on 200 Hawthorne Avenue SE, along with a number of other cellphones and miscellaneous accessories. The thief broke through a window in the store at approximately 4AM on January 9th, triggering an alarm that alerted police. It was not, however, in time to catch sight of a suspect.
People are being cautioned to be careful of who and where they buy iPhones from, as the thief is likely to fence or otherwise illegally sell his goods. It is also pointed out that the phones may go on sale through eBay, where they could be much more difficult to track.