In perhaps one of the weirder heists of the century, a quintet of Heat wannabes recently lifted more than 23,000 iPhones from Miami International Airport.
As lame as that sounds, doing the math puts it at a haul of over $16.1 million when you consider the retail value. Street value would probably be less than that, but we’re still talking high 7 or low 8 figures. NBC Miami puts the overall value at about $6.7 million. Split five ways, that would have been a nice haul had they not gotten caught. But police apprehended Yoan Perez, Rodolfo Urra, Misael Cabrera, Rasiel Perez and Eloy Garcia, after a brief investigation stemming from the April 2 crime. This was not Urra’s first cellphone heist rodeo. He was arrested for helping to steal a phone-loaded truck worth $2.5 million in 2012.
While we can’t condone the practices, you’ve gotta hand it to Florida’s criminals for coming up with a new sub-genre of crime film.