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Eight charged over alleged iPhone robbery ring

Police believe they have cracked a major scam that allegedly saw people robbed when they thought they were meeting up to buy a mobile phone.

A six-month-long investigation has led to the arrest of eight people – a mix of adults and juveniles – over the alleged attacks that took place in Brisbane.

Victims say they had arranged to meet with the alleged offenders, after seeing an ad online for iPhones for sale.


However, when they met up with the ‘sellers’ the victims allegedly had their property stolen.

A number of search warrants uncovered a large amount of alleged stolen property worth over $5000.

The eight people have been slapped with a total of 42 charges including fraud, burglary, stealing as well as a number of drug and property offences.