Man Fails In Attempt To Steal iPhone From Concord Cell Phone Store (VIDEO)

May 23, 2018 8:00 am · 26 comments

A person attempted to steal a cell phone from the metroPCS store in Concord’s Park & Shop shopping center on Willow Pass Rd. last week, but failed.

In the video, you can see the person in the black jacket stretches before he attempts to rip the iPhone from its display stand inside the store.

They fled in a light blueish newer model Toyota Highlander from Park ‘N Shop. The vehicle had no license plates.

video: courtesy of metroPCS

Ricardoh May 23, 2018 at 8:07 AM

No comment.

Cellular Guy May 23, 2018 at 8:28 AM

People need to be aware that they are not stealing it to “use” it, but will sell it to the first fool on the street that thinks they are getting a good deal. Stolen phones are nothing more than a paper weight, locked by carriers and CANNOT ever, as in never ever, be activated on an account, period.

If you’re thinking about buying a used phone, meet at your cellular carrier and have them run the IMEI and verify it can be activated and used on your account BEFORE you give anyone a single dime.

NoMoreFreeRide May 23, 2018 at 9:39 AM

They can however be sold to people overseas and used there.

Googlar May 23, 2018 at 12:34 PM

You’re fake news. Most phones are not locked by carriers.

Cellular Guy May 23, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Almost 100% of phones through any US carrier are indeed “Locked” until you either fulfill your contract/purchase terms, or request them to be unlocked for travel, etc. When a phone is reported stolen (it’s what the article is about), the phone is done, bricked, useless in the USA, surrounding countries, and any nation that participates in blacklisting. If the owner finds their phone, the process to get it off the fraud list is daunting to say the least.

Anything else you would like to learn?

Law Dog May 23, 2018 at 8:35 AM

What a dumb a**.

Original G May 23, 2018 at 8:37 AM

In Clayton a vehicle with no license plates would be stopped and checked out by the Police.

Someone else May 23, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Nope they do not. I have no plates on my new truck, don’t even have paper ones, and I pickup Pizza a couple times a week in Clayton and have never been stopped in by the police.

Someone else May 23, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Knock knock…anyone there

The phone isn’t stolen to resell as a working phone!
It will be taken apart and parts sold. The thieves can easily get $300+ for an iPhone that’s gonna be stripped, just like a stolen vehicle.
Cmon people learn how the black market works!

Cellular Guy May 23, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Until you are in the cellular industry, turning away customer after customer that just bought a phone off Craig’s List, eBay or from some guy just needing a quick buck that has been blocked for fraud from the carrier I’d hold your comments. These two brain scientists in the video are not going to be selling parts, nor selling phones overseas.

G. May 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Out of 9 comments here, where do you see anyone arguing that point?

Dawg May 23, 2018 at 9:25 AM

I am willing to bet that display phones are only for display and are useless.

Stukatz May 23, 2018 at 9:33 AM

should of gone to the gym first, build up some muscle and then stretch …

Terry MacGYver May 23, 2018 at 9:40 AM

surprised they didn’t unplug the ATM and roll it out to the car…

Lovely citizens.

Original G May 23, 2018 at 9:52 AM

Just a guess, bet he’s not a high school graduate but has a shelf full of participation trophies. Nothing like being raised to believe one is a victim and therefore entitled to anything they see. Even if it’s in your hand.

Matter of time before a victim of a property theft is killed in Concord.

CA has become the haven for criminal low lifes.
For it to get worse, keep electing liberals

T-Rex May 23, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Ha HA HAHAH. Dummy!

Marianne May 23, 2018 at 11:43 AM

If at first you don’t succeed…….

MikeyV May 23, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Mennonites!!! At it again! Damn them!

Good Dan May 23, 2018 at 11:53 AM

They walked in with hoods on. That should not be allowed.

Consumer B May 23, 2018 at 3:31 PM

It doesn’t look right when a person wears a hooded sweatshirt inside a business, building, home, any enclosure. It’s meant to keep your head warm when outside in cold weather. Become suspicious of ” Inside Hoodie Use’

The Animal May 23, 2018 at 3:31 PM

S.O.S. (shoot on sight)…………………………….

Woodsider May 23, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Can anyone explain why paper plates/no plates are still allowed?

Get Off My Lawn May 23, 2018 at 4:47 PM

In the time it took these geniuses to come up with and attempt this idiotic plan they could have earned at least 30 minutes of honest pay at a JOB.

Aspirin May 23, 2018 at 5:31 PM

A bluish Highlander with no plates should stand out quite nicely. Anyone seeing this vehicle should call 911.

East bay Native May 23, 2018 at 10:44 PM

Feral and damaged people

Lena May 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Too bad there isn’t some sort of remote door lock so that when you see someone coming across the parking lot with their hoodie up, you could lock them out. You know what they’re up to before they even enter the store. Why not be “temporarily closed.” Say until they got in their car and left. My bank used to have a sign on the door asking peopke to remove their sunglasses when their had been numerous bank robberies in the area. Makes sense to me. “Please remove your hoodie from your head when entering our store so the security cameras can get a good shot of you.”

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