Police said Saturday that two cell phone stores in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture, were robbed of 50 iPhone 5 handsets.
According to police, at around 6:30 a.m. Friday, a security firm alerted them that security sensors at the au and Softbank shops, located side by side, were reporting break-ins. Police arrived at the stores to find that the back doors of both properties had been forced open with crowbars.
The store operators said that 50 iPhone 5 handsets, worth a total of around 4.1 million yen had been stolen, TV Asahi reported. Police say that several individuals were caught on security cameras forcing open the back doors.