Monday, December 19, 2011
Scores busted in I-thefts
Scores of newsstand, deli, barbershop and convenience store workers were arrested Friday as part of a five-borough NYPD sting to stop the sale of stolen Apple products.
Police said employees at the targeted locations were allegedly selling stolen iPad2s and iPhone4s for between $50 to $200 a piece.
Those same employees were also eager to buy devices they knew to be stolen, hawked by undercover officers, according to police.
Police worked as both undercover sellers and buyers in the sting.
One-hundred and forty one people were charged in the sting — 42 in Brooklyn, 41 in Manhattan, 31 in the Bronx, 21 in Queens and six on Staten Island.