A blue shirt might be responsible for some red faces at Apple, after a thief dressed as a store employee walked off with $16,000 worth of iPhones from a back room at Apple's SoHo location in New York City.
According to local news site DNAInfo, last week a man dressed "similarly" to uniformed Apple employees walked into the SoHo store — and walked back out with 19 untagged iPhones from an unsecured drawer. He then handed the packages to an accomplice, and the pair exited the store, according to the report.
And it's not the first time the high-tech company has been the subject of a low-tech heist. With revenue that outranks Tiffany per square foot, Apple stores are a magnet for thieves, brazen or not. Earlier this year, the Apple store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was targeted — twice — by thieves impersonating employees, who made off with a total of 67 iPhones.