NYPD Finds ‘Apple Orchard’ of Stolen iPhones, iPads and iPods in Queens

(Courtesy of NYPD)


Their days of Apple picking are over.

Police yesterday stumbled upon hundreds of stolen iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches at the Queens residence of three students.

Adam Jaffer, 20, William Chen, 20, and Justin Pinder, 20 were collared after officers found 443 iPhones, 20 iPads, 11 iPod touches and $9,000. Oh, and a bag of weed.

“Inside was a virtual orchard of Apple products,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the Daily News.

Police uncovered the stash while investigating a home break-in near the St. John’s roommates’ abode, according to NYPD. An officer had stopped a car on 168th St. in Fresh Meadows, prompting passengers to divulge how Mr. Jaffer, Mr. Chen and Mr. Pinder had been selling the Apple products to neighborhood residents for some time.

The three men were ultimately charged with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a weapon, trademark counterfeiting and unlawful possession of marijuana. Steve Jobs would be proud.