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Over 22,500 units of the Sprint LG G2 stolen from a truck in Indiana

LG G2

The Sprint LG G2 is set for an official launch on November 8, thus making it one of the last carrier variants to launch in the U.S. And now, the carrier has received a major setback right before launch as over 22,500 units of the Sprint bound LG G2 have been stolen from a truckload in Gary, Indiana. CNET reports that this truck was headed towards Sprint’s Distribution Center in Kentucky. The carrier is yet to comment on this so we don’t have the official word yet, but the theft could be worth over $12 million considering the sheer amount of smartphones missing.

It seems like a really ludicrous thing to do as Sprint or LG can easily track the ESN on the smartphones and render them useless. And since this is the Sprint variant being talked about, it can’t be used on any other networks around the world either, so exporting them isn’t an option at all. The local police authorities and the FBI are apparently in pursuit of these burglars.

So what does this mean for Sprint customers? Well, we might see a temporary delay in the launch of the smartphone at least in the areas surrounding Indiana and Illinois.

Source: CNET

Via: Android Police