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Apple employees steal iPhones: $132k worth

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Thu March 27, 2008

iPhone theft

More than 300 iPhones were stolen from an Apple store in the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hamshire. The culprits? Two employees: Joshua Garrand, 28, of Methuen, Mass., and Christopher Nashed, 22, of Sandown who have now been brought before the court on felony theft charges of stealing $132,468 worth of iPhones and selling them on the black market. The Eagle-Tribune reports that police wouldn't say whether the men were selling the phones online or how sophisticated their operation wasm but would say that investigators were first contacted by the store in early January. One Salem police sergeant spent three months on the case. One of the suspects, Nashed, is being held on $250,000 bail at the Rockingham County Jail. He is expected to appear today in Salem District Court for arraignment. Garrand, meanwhile is being held at Essex County Jail in Middlesex, Mass.

In August, another Apple Store was burglarized, at University Village in Seattle, Washington. The thieves apparently entered the store through the ceiling in an area sectioned off for technicians, making off with all the laptops that had workers had completed servicing. A store employee reportedly showed police a cut cable lock that was attached to the technician's laptop, and police reported that the entire office appeared in disarray. Seattle police were called to the University Village store at 4:44 a.m. Monday morning after an alarm signaled rear entry or motion, but the police report stated that all the doors were secure and nothing appeared to be out of place on the inside.




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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    har har har

    obviously...

    they were not "Geniuses"

    first

  1. coldfusion1970

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    money money money

    You know a products great when your own staff tries to steal 300 units of it :-)

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    snip

    Snip off their balls and then make them use Windows.

    Doofuses.

    (I wonder if they used an iPhone to make their one call?)

  1. driven

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    :-(

    Bubba: "What ya in for?" Nashed: "Grand theft iPhone"

  1. shadowduck

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    MacNN

    I am not sure where Salem, New Hamshire is?

    Perhaps you were referring to New Hampshire?

    Proofread dammit, or you make yourself look dumber than normal.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: har har har

    they were not "Geniuses"

    So you say iPhones aren't worth stealing?

    And I find it insulting that they were stealing these phones to sell to blacks. I guess white people don't need cheap phones?

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