Wednesday, April 25, 2018
KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA APPLE STORE ROBBERY REALITY CHECK: INTERNATIONAL AND UNDERGROUND MARKET POWERS IPHONE THEFT!!!
Police are still looking for suspects in a brazen Sunday robbery on the Plaza.
For those who already forgot, here's another look at suspects . . .
Meanwhile, a local phone trade-in company earned a nice bit of publicity from the crime:
Fox4: Safeguards in place to keep KC Apple Store thieves from reselling stolen products
The tech talk is comforting but unrealistic.
Reader suggested comment on the reality of selling stolen iPhones . . .
"Typically phones that have blacklisted numbers are sold overseas as the phone can be unblocked but can't be used in the country of origin. Other options would include turning around and selling it for a quick sale to a naive person on Craigslist, or trading it for drugs etc. There is always a lucrative market for parts."
Accordingly, while many view these crooks as disorganized and petty . . . The reality is that the attack on the Plaza Apple Store indicates a crime ring with expertise and international connections to markets for stolen tech.
Developing . . .