A man was robbed near the Apple Fifth Avenue store early Monday morning
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A man carrying 300 iPhones was punched in the face and robbed near Apple Fifth Avenue early Monday morning, police said.
The 27-year-old victim was targeted moments after he left Apple’s 24-hour New York flagship at E. 58th Street.
The victim regularly makes large purchases from Apple, as he resells the phones through his small business, according to police.
A store clerk put the phones—300 iPhone 13s—in three large bags around 1:45 a.m.
As the victim was walking to his car, another car pulled up alongside him. Two men jumped out of the car and demanded the bags, police said.
The victim put up a fight, sparking a struggle in which he was punched in the nose.
The thieves managed to snatch one of the bags before taking off in the car.
The bag contained 125 iPhones worth $95,000, according to police.
The victim was not seriously hurt and refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
The NYPD has not yet released a description of the suspects or their vehicle as the investigation continues.