Last month, a Samsung worker was reported to have stolen $700,000 worth of smartphones directly from the company and a woman was caught smuggling 102 iPhones into China, but what we have now is a movie-style heist involving iPhones, a moving truck, and thieves in a van.
According to the BBC, a large number of iPhones were stolen by a group of Romanian thieves from a moving truck by closely following it with their van on July 24. One of the thieves is said to have climbed on to the hood of the car then breaking into the truck with the help of his partners for support, before passing the iPhone boxes back to them in the van via the roof.
Dutch news outfit, ED, has revealed that the group has been conducting such robberies since 2015 and have stolen luxury goods from seventeen trucks on the highway. Nearly half a million euros worth of iPhones were part of these robberies.
There doesn't seem to be a video footage of the robbery, but police have seized the goods and the van as evidence against the arrested individuals who will be appearing in front of a judge tomorrow.