$6 million dollars worth of Apple products were stolen off of the M1 motorway in the UK, ironically, 60 minutes after Apple launched its M1 Apple Silicon. As the Northamptonshire police station reports (via iMore):
Police officers are appealing for witnesses after £5 million of Apple products were stolen from a lorry during a robbery on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire.
The incident took place on the southbound slip road at Junction 18 of the M1, between 7.45pm and 8pm on Tuesday, November 10, when the lorry driver and security guard were targeted and tied up.
The lorry was driven to Eldon Close in Crick, where the offenders transferred the trailer on to an awaiting truck, and drove off leaving the lorry driver and security guard behind.
The truck was later found across the county border in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, where it is believed the offenders transferred the 48 pallets of Apple products into a third vehicle.
The incident on the M1 highway took place 1 hour after Apple’s “One more thing” event where it revealed its actual M1 Apple Silicon. Police are asking for anyone’s help in tracking down the criminals behind it or those who have dashcam footage.
Anyone with information can refer to this press release for more details on how to help.