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News   News : 1 million worth of Phones, Games and XBoxs stolen
   posted by _Steve_ on 13-Aug-2003 15:25:36 (2059 reads)
More than a million pounds' worth of mobile phones and games consoles were taken from a lorry parked outside a Carphone Warehouse store near Birmingham early on Monday morning.

The thieves got away with more than 7,000 Nokia mobile phones - including 6310is, 5100s and 3410s - with a trade value 781,000 ($1.25 million).

Also among the haul was more than 1000 Xbox consoles worth around 130,000 ($208,330).

A Nokia spokesman said: "A vehicle belonging to a secure delivery company was robbed on the morning of the 11th August while on route to the Carphone Warehouse. We can confirm that there were goods belonging to Nokia and other companies on this vehicle. While police continue with their inquiries we cannot give any further details at this stage."

Police have confirmed that all the phones have been disabled and warned anyone offered a cheap mobile to be on their guard.

Officers are currently investigating the crime and have urged anyone with any information to come forward.

DI Carl Southwick from West Bromwich police said: "Police want to trace a white man aged in his early 30s, 5' 8'' with blond hair, clean shaven and with a beer belly, wearing a light grey hooded top - he was seen near to the lorry when it was stolen."

A "substantial" reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
    

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Re: 1 million worth of Phones, Games and XBoxs stolen
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I'll bet that just made Microsoft's Day

First they get stung for $520million, now they lose $209,000 worth of consoles, which they make at a loss to themselves anyway.


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LOL

Who cares it's only Microsoft.


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Who cares it's only Microsoft.
What, you mean the marketing company promoting the Amiga GamePaks?


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What, you mean the marketing company promoting the Amiga GamePaks?


I cringe at the thought.


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How they will sell or use the cell phones? They have IMEI numbers for check the phone. Do you think somebody hack IMEI security?


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@Turkamigaman
Its quite easy to change imei numbers on mobiles, the software is available all over the net.


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Where is the security ? Cell phone companies have to find another secret for cell phones ! Or have to offer guarantee to customers against thieves !


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They ended up under my bed .

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I didn`t realise the lorry contained X-Boxes - I just needed something to get me home - better take it back I s`pose


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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make sure you don't use the FAT HORSE .

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