Apple's iPhone 5 went on sale across Japan on Friday. Long lines formed outside many stores but apparently not everyone was willing to pay for the smartphone.
Police received reports that 226 iPhone 5 handsets were stolen in the Kansai area and Shiga Prefecture.
According to Fuji TV, 116 were stolen from a Softbank store in Osaka's Nishi Ward, 33 from a KDDI au store in Osaka, 42 from an au store in Sakai, and 30 from a store in Kobe-- 116 at its store in Osaka and the rest at stores in Kobe, Hyogo and Shiga.
Police said thieves broke into the Softbank store overnight. Surveillance camera footage showed "a suspicious individual" lurking near the store at 4 a.m., police said.© Japan Today