Thieves Target UPS Deliveries of Rogers iPhone 5s Upgrades [PIC]


The iPhone 5s has become a hot commodity due to its worldwide shortage, with thieves going so far as performing armed robberies of a TELUS dealer. Now, it appears they are targeting UPS deliveries of Rogers iPhone 5s upgrades, as reader @canuckglamgirl informs us her package had its contents stolen.

Her package had the iPhone 5s inside stolen with only her Rogers contract documentation and nano SIM card intact. The bottom of her box shows it was re-sealed using white tape and signs of being tampered with. She tells us the packages were coming from Concord, so that could be where the theft occurred.

As for her missing phone? She tells us Rogers is investigating which means she’ll have to wait even longer for her iPhone 5s. The picture below was taken at a UPS Store in Kitchener.


iPhone 5s models, in particular gold models, are selling at a premium on eBay. The last time we checked, a 32GB model in gold sold for $1,400, almost $600 higher than Apple’s retail price. Let us know if your Rogers iPhone 5s delivery arrives intact or not!


  • Chris

    Concord is where the UPS hub is.

  • Ron

    I had that happen once with an iPhone 5, everything was in the box… except for the phone.

    Also UPS.

  • Daniel

    I sure hope my “in progress” 5s isn’t affected.

  • Concord is where the main UPS hub for the Toronto area is located. It could be coming from a warehouse miles away from there but still show Concord as the origin city because it’s picked up by UPS trucks from that particular location.

  • draz

    Rogers would know the IMEI info so they should be able to block it from activation right?

    But then the thieves do have a sealed iPhone 5S for sale on Kijiji…

  • Sven L

    Inside job…if UPS “ensures safety and security” of these parcels while in their sorting facilities then the thefts are happening while they’re in transport far from the prying eyes of security cameras. This is definitely not new and UPS employees have been implicated in these types of thefts in the past.

  • 6ee6

    i saw iPhone 5S 16GB gold selling for $1300 USD in Dubai, best part is there was a line up of people waiting to buy them!

  • Serina

    Mine got stolen immidiatly after diliviry 🙁 I don’t understand how it happened. Was home all day. And checked many time the delivery status. Then at 6 today i checked again and got a message saying delivered at 5:38 on front porch. Looked all over and did not find it. The worried thing I was waiting and looking to see USP pass by but never saw them. Had to call the UPS not sure what will happen now. I feel so frustrated 🙁

  • Peter

    My iPhone 5s was last scanned at Mount Hope, Ontario yesterday. Was supposed to be today by 1200 noon. Its already 1609 and no phone no new updates on package progress. I’m gona be just pissed if UPS lost it.