Everett Police Make Arrests In iPhone
Both were employees of delivery company
November 12, 2017
(EVERETT, WA.) -- Detectives with the Everett PD Property Crimes Unit have made an arrest in their ongoing investigation of the theft and online sales of iPhones in Everett.
At about 6:30 am on November 6th, officers were dispatched to the UPS shipping facility at 923 100th St SE on a report of a theft "after employees were observed putting stolen iPhones and customer packages into their personal vehicle," according to an Everett PD statement.
When they got there officers were told by corporate security that since the end of October, over 30 cell phones had been stolen from their location with a value between $20,000 and $30,000.
Many of the stolen phones were the new iPhone X, several older iPhone versions and Samsung Galaxy phones.
"Officers contacted the two employees and recovered an iPhone, two T-Mobile phones and additional shipping boxes from the vehicle. Both employees were arrested, interviewed by a Property Unit detective, and released pending further investigation," said the police statement.