The Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday that three Chinese nationals were arrested last month in Beijing, suspected of tunneling into a warehouse and making off 240 iPhones valued at 1.4 million yuan (nearly $230,000).
Police found the suspects by tracking the phones’ serial numbers. The men were arrested in late December. It’s not clear why we’re just hearing about it now.
Several sites — including AppleInsider and SlashGear — illustrated this story with one of the photos Hong Kong police released last week of a man caught with 94 iPhones strapped to his body. There is no connection between that case and this, except as illustrations of how eager some Chinese are to get their hands on the new iPhones, especially if they can be had at a discount.
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