Source: Huffington Post
quote: So what are police officers doing about this? Sting operations, where Officer Tom Lee is dressed more "streetlike" in a hoodie, jeans and sneakers and walks the streets of San Francisco with a bag of "stolen" iPhones to sell. He tells potential customers he has iPhones for sale, freshly stolen from the Apple Store, and that they should make him an offer (typically $25-$200).
quote: The only thing you are doing it catching people that buy stolen property or victims.
quote: Seems like it would make more sense to go after the thieves. Make stealing *any* cell phone way too risky.