Thieves get away with iPhones, iPads, cash from 2 Ibaraki stores
Police said Monday that two cell phone stores in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, were robbed of 115 iPhone 5 handsets, iPads and cash for a total haul of around 10 million yen.
Police were quoted by TBS as saying that the thieves first smashed the front windows of a store at about 4 a.m. Monday and then forced open a cabinet in the storeroom in order to steal 79 iPhone 5 handsets and cash worth a combined 5.8 million yen.
Shortly after, a second robbery was staged using the same modus operandi at another store nearby. Police say that thieves made off with 36 iPhone 5 handsets and 16 iPads in the second break-in.