'No Thanks': Thieves Return Stolen Android Phone To US Couple As They Wanted an iPhone

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'No Thanks': Thieves Return Stolen Android Phone To US Couple As They Wanted an iPhone

In an unusual turn of events, thieves in Washington, DC, went against the typical robbery narrative. Instead of keeping their stolen loot, the criminals returned a phone they had taken from a man solely because it turned out to be an Android and not the coveted iPhone.

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Where did it happen?

According to KATV, an ABC affiliate, the incident happened last month in Washington, DC, and involved a couple. When her husband returned from parking their car, “two masked gentlemen” with guns confronted him, according to the woman involved.

What happened?

The thieves robbed him, taking everything from his pockets, including the keys to their truck, which they promptly used to make their getaway.

Why did thieves reject Android phones?

In a peculiar turn, one of the robbers, seated in a BMW, approached the couple on foot. It was at this point that the criminals inspected the stolen phone. The woman recounted, “They basically looked at that phone and were like, ‘Oh, that’s an Android? We don’t want this. I thought it was an iPhone’,” as shared with KATV.

What did law enforcement do?

Despite the encounter lasting only a few seconds, the consequences were severe for the couple. The stolen phone was not just a device but a crucial part of their livelihood. The woman explained, “That was my income. That was the way I made money. I did Uber Eats and Instacart, so that was our livelihood.”

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According to a “preliminary” report from the Metropolitan Police, this bizarre incident continues a worrying trend in Washington, DC. 

The report reveals a staggering 70 percent increase in robbery cases compared to the previous year. 

Homicide cases also rose by 32 percent during the same period, with an additional three percent increase in cases of assault with dangerous weapons.

This peculiar incident follows other high-profile thefts, such as the recent $50,000 worth of goods stolen from a Gucci store in California. The thieves, captured on social media, swiftly executed the crime in under a minute, making away with purses and other valuable items.

As Washington, DC, grapples with a surge in crime, the latest incident highlights the unpredictable nature of criminal activities.

The Metropolitan Police continue to investigate these cases, focusing on curbing the rising trend of robberies and ensuring the safety of residents.

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