London store loses its entire iPhone 5 shipment to theft

Police want to interview an O2 shop assistant after a shipment of iPhone 5s went missing ahead of the Apple handset's release this morning.

Police want to question an O2 shop assistant over the theft of iPhone 5 handsets from one of the operator's stores in London.

Around 250 handsets, worth about £100,000, were stolen from the O2 Store in the Tandem Centre in Colliers Wood near Wimbledon at 1.30am this morning. The stolen devices included the store's entire stock of iPhone 5 smartphones that were due to go on sale at 9am the same day.

The arrival of the iPhone 5 on Friday generated huge queues outside Apple Stores in London and across the world. However, the number of buyers at shops run by networks such as Three were much lower.

Read more of "Entire iPhone 5 shipment stolen from London O2 store" at ZDNet UK.

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