Burglars hit Verizon store, only steal fake phones

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Sept. 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio's capital said thieves broke into a Verizon store, but the only items they managed to steal were fake phones used as display pieces.

Columbus police said the early Wednesday burglary at the store caused significant damage to the store, but the only items stolen were fake phones installed for display after the store was previously targeted by thieves.

Police said the culprits used large rocks to break the glass back door of the shop and they cut or ripped the phony cellphones from display areas.

Investigators said the store's real phones are locked in a vault by employees every night.

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