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: Practically $ 7 million value of Apple merchandise had been stolen in a freeway theft

Apple released the new iPhone 12 last month. Police said robbers stole £ 5 million worth of Apple products in a highway robbery on November 10.

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Apple products valued at 5 million pounds ($ 6.6 million) were stolen from a truck in a dramatic highway robbery 75 miles north of London, police said Tuesday.

The perpetrators "attacked and handcuffed a truck driver and security guard on the M1, one of the UK's most important north-south routes, on the evening of November 10," said Northamptonshire police.

Then they drove the truck to the nearby village of Crick, where they transferred the trailer loaded with valuable apples
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Products to a waiting truck, leaving the driver and guard behind.

The truck was later found over a county line to the north in Leicestershire. Police believe that the robbers transferred the contents of the truck – which apparently contains 48 pallets of Apple products – to a third vehicle. Items stolen included AirPods, Apple Watches, and iPhone 11s.

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Authorities are appealing to witnesses to the crime that took place between 7.45 p.m. on the southern driveway at Junction 18 of the M1. and 8 p.m. on November 10th.

The police also want to speak to anyone who may have been offered Apple products for sale "under unusual circumstances" or who knows someone who sells such items at low prices.

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