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Crime blotter: NYPD officer acquitted for 2021 punch in Apple Store

In this week’s look at the Apple crime blotter, Canadian Police are looking into iPhone thefts, fraud has been alleged in third-party Apple Store pick-ups, an iPhone was stolen in a viral video, and more!

The Apple Store on Manhattan's Upper West Side
The Apple Store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

A New York City police officer has been acquitted of charges related to a 2021 incident in which he punched a man in a Manhattan Apple Store.

According to The New York Daily News, a judge has found Officer Salvatore Provenzano not guilty on third-degree assault charges in a bench trial. In October of 2021, the on-duty officer punched a man who was being escorted out of the Apple Store on West 67th Street for “disturbing customers.”

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