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  • Thieves Steal 2,000,000 of iPhones in Belgium


    In a daring heist, thieves took anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 iPhones from a warehouse in Belgium, with a street value of up to 2 million euro, or $3 million US. The robbers may be foiled, however: wireless carrier Mobistar, for whom the phones were intended, say they have a list of all the serial numbers and that they will block the phones from accessing their network.

    The thieves climbed a fire ladder to the roof of a warehouse owned by CEVA Logistics, a Netherlands-based logistics company in Willebroek, Belgium. They then cut a hole in the roof of the large building directly above where the iPhones were located. Reports in the De Standaard newspaper suggested the thieves knew about iPhone delivery and storage location details, and that the robbery may have been an inside job.

    Mobistar, which has had problems keeping the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in stock, is reportedly in an urgent search for more devices before inventory runs low. With the holiday season coming, the breakin could prove costly to the carrier's business. Mobistar has prepared for a large number of devices coming onto the black market by blocking them from accessing the Mobistar network. However, the strong likelihood is that these phones will be unlocked before they are sold.

    Police say they have no leads.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Thieves Steal 3,000,000 of iPhones in Belgium started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 101 Comments
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Terrible mistake. I'm sorry.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      What are you talking about?! Belgium is in Europe and it uses Euro not dollars. FAIL AT YOUR POST!
      I think I'll upgrade that to an EPIC fail
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by big poops View Post
      BADASS!!!!! straight up movie sheeit!! These guys R ASSOME!!! nobody would pull a job like this for any other phone!! not even the new suckass Droid!! iPhone is the SHIZNIT!!!
      You sir are a moron.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Removed
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      "....with a street value of up to 2 million euro, or $3 million US...."
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      What are you talking about?! Belgium is in Europe and it uses Euro not dollars. FAIL AT YOUR POST!
      The irony of epic failure for not comprehending what was said. You just made yourself look stupid. He was right. The title of the thread says "3,000,000" euros, but it's 2,000,000 euros with a US Dollar equivalent of $3,000,000, so what he's saying is correct.You're too stupid to comprehend the mistake.

      EPIC FAIL
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Stealth-I think they are on to us...
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      "....with a street value of up to 2 million euro, or $3 million US...."

      The irony of epic failure for not comprehending what was said. You just made yourself look stupid. He was right. The title of the thread says "3,000,000" euros, but it's 2,000,000 euros with a US Dollar equivalent of $3,000,000, so what he's saying is correct.You're too stupid to comprehend the mistake.

      EPIC FAIL
      First of all, I read the title. So , it is hard to call someone an epic fail or stupid when the title is misleading.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      with $4-$5 million dollars to be made if they're unlocked and jailbroken, they'll be willing to invest whatever it takes to find a way to change the IMEI numbers and any other numbers.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      "....with a street value of up to 2 million euro, or $3 million US...."

      The irony of epic failure for not comprehending what was said. You just made yourself look stupid. He was right. The title of the thread says "3,000,000" euros, but it's 2,000,000 euros with a US Dollar equivalent of $3,000,000, so what he's saying is correct.You're too stupid to comprehend the mistake.

      EPIC FAIL
      You're wrong pal. The title says 2M Euros. Read more carefully
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      First of all, I read the title. So , it is hard to call someone an epic fail or stupid when the title is misleading.
      The fact of the matter is you were wrong. You jumped all over that guy and made fun of him, and he was right and you weren't. Not only do you look like a jackass but you owe him an apology. There's nothing misleading about the title except a simple mistake that he pointed out. Had you had better observation skills you would've noticed it also. The title says that thieves stole 3,000,000 Euros worth of iPhones, but they only stole 2,000,000 worth in euros, and this guy was right in pointing out the mistake that it should be a dollar sign instead of a euro symbol. Now, instead of making more excuses for that total jackass move of insulting him when YOU were the one that was wrong, go edit your posts or apologize for YOUR mistake. *sigh*

      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      You're wrong pal. The title says 2M Euros. Read more carefully
      Take your own advice jackass. Read the edit at the bottom. "Last edited by pauldanielash; Today at 03:29 PM.. Reason: 2 million, 3 million, pretty soon it adds up to real money " Moron. Originally it said 3M euros which that guy pointed out the mistake, and you two clowns jumped on him and YOU guys were wrong.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      I had an iPhone stolen it sucked at&t and apple were no help I reported the imei and serial I even reported it to T-Mobile they both assured me it was blocked and could not be used apple at least didn't lie to me they basically told me I was screwed.I did find the phone later it was being used on AT&T I called them gave them the phone # that was using it still no help I got my phone back and I am on probation for assault battery. if they block imei #s like at&t those phones are golden
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      The fact of the matter is you were wrong. You jumped all over that guy and made fun of him, and he was right and you weren't. Not only do you look like a jackass but you owe him an apology. There's nothing misleading about the title except a simple mistake that he pointed out. Had you had better observation skills you would've noticed it also. The title says that thieves stole 3,000,000 Euros worth of iPhones, but they only stole 2,000,000 worth in euros, and this guy was right in pointing out the mistake that it should be a dollar sign instead of a euro symbol. Now, instead of making more excuses for that total jackass move of insulting him when YOU were the one that was wrong, go edit your posts or apologize for YOUR mistake. *sigh*



      Take your own advice jackass. Read the edit at the bottom. "Last edited by pauldanielash; Today at 03:29 PM.. Reason: 2 million, 3 million, pretty soon it adds up to real money " Moron. Originally it said 3M euros which that guy pointed out the mistake, and you two clowns jumped on him and YOU guys were wrong.
      Calm down kid you've taken too much sugar today. You're pointing out small errors which nobody cares about. He made a mistake and he corrected it. Big deal.
    1. hancoma's Avatar
      hancoma -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbillh77 View Post
      I had an iPhone stolen it sucked at&t and apple were no help I reported the imei and serial I even reported it to T-Mobile they both assured me it was blocked and could not be used apple at least didn't lie to me they basically told me I was screwed.I did find the phone later it was being used on AT&T I called them gave them the phone # that was using it still no help I got my phone back and I am on probation for assault battery. if they block imei #s like at&t those phones are golden
      To quote office space: Watch your cornhole bud!
      J/K...
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbillh77 View Post
      I had an iPhone stolen it sucked at&t and apple were no help I reported the imei and serial I even reported it to T-Mobile they both assured me it was blocked and could not be used apple at least didn't lie to me they basically told me I was screwed.I did find the phone later it was being used on AT&T I called them gave them the phone # that was using it still no help I got my phone back and I am on probation for assault battery. if they block imei #s like at&t those phones are golden
      Geez. I'm guessing someone you knew stole your phone...
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      In reality, 2,000,000 euro is really about $2,972,200. There is no need to be sorry for now. Next time, ronfin44, get off your butt and search online!
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Calm down kid you've taken too much sugar today. You're pointing out small errors which nobody cares about. He made a mistake and he corrected it. Big deal.

      Ok, drop the cliche Internet crap. I'm not a kid, but you're replying like one that was just scolded and hasn't matured enough to admit that they were wrong. The "EPIC FAIL" you posted was ironic, since you were wrong and had the audacity to poke fun at some guy who was right in pointing out the mistake in the title that you were too inept at finding. You're quick to make fun of others, but when you get called-out on your own mistakes and shown the irony in what you did, you resort to childish Internet cliches. I know, you memorized the Internet Handbook and have the Chapter where you tell me to "get a life dood" bookmarked for your next witty zinger of a reply. I think it's safe to say it doesn't matter how you reply to this because you've clearly shown this forum where you're at in your life as far as maturity goes.
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      sweeeeeeeeeet ... I wish I was in belgium and just made 3 million $ without doing much lol
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      In reality, 2,000,000 euro is really about $2,972,200. There is no need to be sorry for now. Next time, ronfin44, get off your butt and search online!
      In reality, you're still a jackass for telling that guy he was wrong for pointing out a mistake the OP made. You were wrong for attacking him when he was correct. You're pathetic.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      ^Don't be a hypocrite. You did the same thing!
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      ^Don't be a hypocrite. You did the same thing!
      Learn the definition of "hypocrite" before you attempt to use a big word like that, and while you're at it, look-up "irony" too. You need to understand the words before you use them, because now you're just posting non-sense filled with words way above your learning curve.