Police called in to Tampines Mall and 112 Katong after arguments over iPhone 6 queues

Police called in to Tampines Mall and 112 Katong after arguments over iPhone 6 queues

Arguments broke out at Tampines Mall and 112 Katong this morning (Sep 19) at around 8am, after customers cut queues while waiting for the release of the iPhone 6.

Stomp contributors John and Koh said the police were called in to both locations to resolve the conflicts.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was set to be released by Apple reseller Nubox this morning. It was earlier reported that queues at its Tampines Mall outlet had started as early as yesterday afternoon (Sep 18) at around 1.40pm.

John, who had been at Tampines Mall, said that customers in the queue grew increasingly distressed as it got closer to the store's opening hours.

He added:

"The queue in the front kept growing as the time struck closer to the store's official opening hours, causing major distress to buyers queuing at the back.

"Policemen were summoned down to fish out irresponsible buyers (mostly 'flippers') who attempted to jump queue.

"Nubox authorities are trying to resolve conflict right now."

A spokesperson for the Police said in response to the incident:

"Police received a call at about 6.45am, requesting for assistance at a building along Tampines Central 5.

"Upon police arrival, it was established that a case of dispute had occurred at the said location.

"The parties involved were advised to keep the peace and they complied.

"No further police assistance was required."

Stomp contributor Koh said he was queuing at 112 Katong when arguments between Nubox management and customers occurred.

He told Stomp in a phone conversation while at the said venue:

"There was a huge crowd who rushed in front to the store when it opened at 7.30am even though they had not been in the official queue, thus resulting in arguments.

"Police are still here trying to settle the arguments and no one has gotten the iPhone yet."

Koh also informed Stomp of a video that was uploaded on YouTube, showing a group of men involved in a dispute.

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