NYPD is out in full force to protect your precious new iPhones
A swarm of cops will be on hand at Apple Stores and cellphone retailers throughout the city for the release of the iPhone 5 today, as the NYPD launches an operation to curb rampant theft of the coveted smartphones.
As part of “Operation ID,” cops will be stationed in 21 locations selling the thinner, faster new iPhone — six Apple Stores, seven Verizon shops and eight AT&T retailers — to register serial numbers and contact information for owners in case the devices are stolen.
“The theft of Apple phones and other hand-held devices drove the spike in robberies and larceny this year,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday.
“Individuals alert to their surroundings are less likely to become victims, and Operation ID will help those whose property is lost or stolen to get it back.” Read More...comments powered by Disqus