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Fake Messenger Flees With $58,000 Worth of iPhones From NYC Apple Store

The NYPD is asking for help identifying a man who passed himself off as a messenger and stole $58,000 worth of iPhones from an Apple Inc. store.

The unidentified man walked into a store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday and told an employee he was a messenger there for a pick-up. The NYPD says the employee gave the man three boxes with approximately $58,000 worth of iPhone 7s.

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The man then fled the location in a white Ford van with unknown license plates.

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The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect Friday and are asking the public to help in identifying him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the NYPD.

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