NYPD: Thieves still really love Apple Inc. devices - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

NYPD: Thieves still really love Apple Inc. devices

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Apple fanatic Whitney just replaced her iPhone 5. When we asked her about, if you didn't know any better, you might think she was talking about a family member; she said it's her everything.

She is not the only New Yorker who feels this way.

That is perhaps why it's so troubling, the NYPD says, that Apple products are among the biggest targets for thieves.

The NYPD says that in 2012, nearly 20 percent of all burglaries, robberies and grand larcenies involved apple products. In total almost 16,000 apple items were stolen. That is 14 percent of all the crime in the city.

Bob Strang, a former FBI and DEA agent, is now CEO of Investigative Management Group. He said the items have a high resell value. He said these Apple thefts are not petty crimes: the criminals have a network.

While Strang wants the criminals off the streets before they steal, the City Council is currently debating a measure that would force pawn shops and resellers to share their inventory with police through a digital database -- a way to take a bite out of crime that apple devotees seem to be on board with.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Officials: Piece of jet fell onto Long Island yard

    Officials: Piece of jet fell onto Long Island yard

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:33:40 GMT
    Authorities are trying to figure out how if a metal part from a jet airliner fell out of the sky and landed in a Long Island yard.
    Authorities are trying to figure out how if a metal part from a jet airliner fell out of the sky and landed in a Long Island yard.
  • Thousands march in Staten Island to honor Eric Garner, Michael Brown

    Thousands march in Staten Island to honor Eric Garner, Michael Brown

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:35:39 GMT
    Thousands of protesters packed in cars and caravans, crossed over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner, the man who died last month after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer.
    Thousands of protesters packed in cars and caravans, crossed over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner, the man who died last month after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer.
  • Police: 5 suspects wanted in Central Park attack

    Police: 5 suspects wanted in Central Park attack

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:27:52 GMT
    Police are looking for five suspects in a Central Park pellet attack they're investigating as a hate crime.
    Police are looking for five suspects in a Central Park pellet attack they're investigating as a hate crime.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices