(Image source: AppleInsider)

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN


Security officials at JFK airport in New York are scratching their heads after thieves allegedly stole 3,600 iPad minis Monday night. The New York Post reports:

“The crooks struck shortly before midnight on Monday and used one of the airport’s own forklifts to load two pallets of the tablet computers into a truck, according to law-enforcement sources… They might have gotten more, but the thieves drove off leaving three more pallets of the Apple tablets behind after they were challenged by an airport worker returning from dinner.”

The iPads had just arrived from China and were supposed to be shipped around the U.S. Investigators are suspecting an inside job and are questioning airport workers about the heist. But a writer for Forbes says, no big deal.

“The theft is, of course, meaningless to Apple’s holiday sales. Though the iPad Minis were likely among the first to land in the United States ... Apple sold more than 3 million of the units within just a couple days of unveiling it in late October.”

Coincidentally, the cargo building is already famous for another robbery. AppleInsider notes:

“That same building was the site of the 1978 Lufthansa heist in which $5 million in cash and $875,000 worth of jewelry were stolen — the largest cash robbery to ever occur on U.S. soil. That heist was featured in the 1990 film ‘GoodFellas’ starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.”

But a writer for TechCrunch says the latest heist is pretty impressive.

“The whole job was reportedly pulled off by just two guys. Fencing the stolen goods might be difficult, since posting an ad on Craigslist for 3,600 iPads might look a little suspicious, but it’s still a remarkable take for a couple of guys who apparently just drove a truck to the airport.”

The alleged thieves are still at large.

JFK iPad Heist: Thieves Allegedly Take $1.5 Million Worth

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Nov 15, 2012

JFK iPad Heist: Thieves Allegedly Take $1.5 Million Worth

(Image source: AppleInsider)

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN


Security officials at JFK airport in New York are scratching their heads after thieves allegedly stole 3,600 iPad minis Monday night. The New York Post reports:

“The crooks struck shortly before midnight on Monday and used one of the airport’s own forklifts to load two pallets of the tablet computers into a truck, according to law-enforcement sources… They might have gotten more, but the thieves drove off leaving three more pallets of the Apple tablets behind after they were challenged by an airport worker returning from dinner.”

The iPads had just arrived from China and were supposed to be shipped around the U.S. Investigators are suspecting an inside job and are questioning airport workers about the heist. But a writer for Forbes says, no big deal.

“The theft is, of course, meaningless to Apple’s holiday sales. Though the iPad Minis were likely among the first to land in the United States ... Apple sold more than 3 million of the units within just a couple days of unveiling it in late October.”

Coincidentally, the cargo building is already famous for another robbery. AppleInsider notes:

“That same building was the site of the 1978 Lufthansa heist in which $5 million in cash and $875,000 worth of jewelry were stolen — the largest cash robbery to ever occur on U.S. soil. That heist was featured in the 1990 film ‘GoodFellas’ starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.”

But a writer for TechCrunch says the latest heist is pretty impressive.

“The whole job was reportedly pulled off by just two guys. Fencing the stolen goods might be difficult, since posting an ad on Craigslist for 3,600 iPads might look a little suspicious, but it’s still a remarkable take for a couple of guys who apparently just drove a truck to the airport.”

The alleged thieves are still at large.

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