Thieves Return Stolen Android Phone in the US, Thought It Was an iPhone.
Washington, DC: In a peculiar incident in the US, thieves returned a stolen phone because it turned out to be an Android and not an iPhone.
The incident occurred last month in Washington, DC, involving a couple. After finishing work in the early morning hours, the woman’s husband was robbed by two armed, masked individuals who took everything in his pockets, including keys to the woman’s truck.
The twist in the story came when the thieves, one of whom was in a BMW, looked at the stolen phone, realized it was an Android, and expressed their disappointment, saying, “Oh, that’s an Android? We don’t want this. I thought it was an iPhone,” as reported by the woman to ABC-affiliate KATV.
The encounter, lasting only seconds, had a significant impact on the woman’s life, as the stolen phone was her source of income through services like Uber Eats and Instacart.
Recent reports from the Metropolitan Police indicate a 70% increase in robbery cases in Washington, DC, compared to the previous year, with a 32% rise in homicide cases and a 3% increase in assault cases with a dangerous weapon.