Advertisement

Burglars hit Verizon store, only steal fake phones

By Ben Hooper
Burglars hit Verizon store, only steal fake phones
Thieves broke into a Columbus, Ohio, Verizon store, but police said they only stole fake phones meant for display. wcmhnbc4/YouTube video screenshot

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.

Advertisement

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.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement