Man steals 19 phones from an Apple store

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New York police officers stand outside one of the city's Apple stores on Fifth Avenue.

Mashable reports that, The man gained access to Apples phone repairs room by dressing exactly like Apple employees.The suspect was wearing a blue shirt that looked similar enough to actual employees that he blended in.He took the phones right out of a drawer in the store’s repair room before passing them to an accomplice who reportedly hid the phones under his shirt.

It is reported that, thieves used a similar method earlier this year when hitting another New York City Apple store — twice — to steal several dozen iPhones. (There’s no indication the two are connected as of yet.) .That location, on the Upper West Side, was known as a training location for workers so new faces wouldn’t raise questions.