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MNOs unaffected by theft of Apple products worth £5m from lorry on M1

Jasper Hart
November 18, 2020

Stolen products include iPhone 11s, Apple Watches and iPads

The four UK MNOs are unaffected by the recent robbery of Apple products worth £5 million from a lorry, Mobile News understands.

Northamptonshire police say the incident took place on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1 between 7:45PM and 8PM on November 10, the week of the release of the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.

According to a missing stock report sent by Apple to the police, the stolen items included Apple Watches, iPhone 11s, AirPods, iPads and Lightning chargers.

The robbers stopped the vehicle, tied up the lorry driver and security guard then drove the lorry to Eldon Close in the nearby town of Crick.

There, they transferred the trailer to a truck and departed, leaving the driver and guard behind. The truck was later found across the county border in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, where police believe the robbers moved the 48 pallets of Apple products into a third vehicle.

Officers are now looking to speak to anyone who may have seen several vehicles on the slip road at the stated times, or anyone with dash cam footage of the area.

They would also like to speak to anyone who may have been offered the aforementioned Apple products for sale in unusual circumstances, or anyone who knows of anyone selling such items at low-cost prices.

Mobile News has reached out to Apple for further comment.


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