In the Netherlands, Dutch police have taken five Romanian men into custody under suspicion of stealing iPhones, with a combined value of $590,000, in a dangerous heist on a moving truck.
Allegedly, one week ago, the five men, aged 33 to 43, stole the cellular devices in the late-night raid by driving a modified van so close to the delivery truck that one of the suspects could climb across the van’s hood and break into the truck while it was in motion. The suspect then passed boxes of iPhones back to the van.
On Saturday, the men were arrested at a park in central Netherlands, where police also recovered the iPhones and the van they believe was used in the theft. The suspects are to appear in court on Tuesday.
Such raids have been reported elsewhere in Europe, almost always targeting high-end smartphones, but there have been no arrests in the other cases, according to reports.
Authorities plan to send fingerprints of the suspects to European authorities to check for matches in previous thefts.
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