‘Apple picking’ theft of iPhones on rise on Seattle streets

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SEATTLE — Carol Sessoms was on the sidewalk on 6th Street in Seattle, texting her husband to pick her up, when a guy in a black hoodie snatched  her new iPhone right out her hand and bolted. It was caught on surveillance camera.

“I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it had happened. I was like, this can’t be happening to me,” Sessoms said Tuesday.

“There were two guys ahead of me and I yelled at them to stop that guy, that he had just stolen my phone,” she said.

What she didn’t know, said police detectives, was that the men she asked to help were actually in on the crime. They casually surrounded her, waiting for the right moment to strike.

“Apple Picking,” as it’s called, is becoming more common in downtown Seattle.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.