$14M in LG G2 Phones Stolen In Gary, Could Delay Launch

7 Nov

by Ken Davidson

Gary, Indiana is once again making national news. A truck containing 22,500 yet to be released LG G2 for Sprint. The phones were worth an estimated $14M at retail price. As reported by CNET, the truck was stolen at 6:30 p.m. on October 24. The Indiana and Illinois State Police as well as the FBI were notified. The thief was eventually caught in Louisville, Kentucky after he crashed the truck. Kentucky State Police report that they arrested 40 year old Juan Perez-Gonzalez after being contacted by the FBI about the heist. The FBI is now investigating and believes the theft may be a part of a theft ring.

The theft could delay the launch of the popular smartphone on the Sprint network. Other carriers have already launched the phone, but this shipment was destined to be a part of Sprint’s nationwide launch this month.

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8 Responses to “$14M in LG G2 Phones Stolen In Gary, Could Delay Launch”

  1. Gloria Martinez via Facebook November 8, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    This is what causes price increase!

  2. Judy Gillis via Facebook November 8, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    At least thief was caught & phones recovered..usually not the way it goes.

  3. Brenda Kirk via Facebook November 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    what trucking company??

  4. Anonymous November 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm #


  5. The Northwest Indiana Gazette via Facebook November 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Good question Brenda. I will try to get that info.

  6. Steven Harper via Facebook November 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    I didn’t read this story in any paper….where did you get the trash? We got a bad reputation already and this story makes things worse. If you don’t like Gary that is fine, but find something positive. We got enough people looking for the negative…

    • ken November 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      There are lots of positive things going on in Gary. This story was picked up by national media but not local. I try to get out the good things too. Believe it or not, there is a lot of positive in some of the negative articles. The fact that people care, despite decades of political neglect, is an incredible story to me.

    • ken November 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

      Times finally got it today.

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