Punters grab first iphones

Apple mania reached fever pitch as lucky punters became the first to get their hands on the new iPhone.

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Police probe theft of Apple iPhone 5 phones from Wimbledon store

Usman Sethi. Credit: Police handout

Police have issued images of a man they wish to speak with in connection with the theft of 252 Apple iPhone 5 smartphones from a shop in Wimbledon. The man is 23-year-old Usman Sethi, of Audley Gardens, Ilford. He works as an assistant at the O2 Store in the Tandem Centre in Wimbledon.

He is an Asian man, 6'1" in height and a Pakistani national. He may be driving a grey Ford Mondeo. The store had taken delivery of the new phones which were due to go on sale at 9am on Friday 21st September. Two hundred and fifty-two of the phones were taken from the store at 1.30am on Friday.

A quantity of cash was also stolen from the safe. Police also wish to speak with Mr Sethi in connection with the theft on Friday morning of jewellery belonging to a family member from his home address in Audley Gardens.

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Lucky punters grab first iPhones

Apple mania reached fever pitch as lucky punters became the first to get their hands on the new iPhone.

The latest Apple gadget became available from 8am, as hundreds were cheered into the brand's store in Covent Garden, central London.

Apple store workers dressed in blue T-shirts formed a passageway and high-fived customers who had been waiting outside the shop for up to a week.

The phone is already guaranteed to be a best-seller, with the company reporting pre-orders around the world of two million in just 24 hours and many customers not expected to receive theirs until October.

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