Heist on JFK: $1.5 Million iPads Stolen

I know it’s not the first time you read a headline about a heist on the JFK airport. Although the first time should have been the last time, a building in the JFK airport was robbed again, this time $1.5 million iPads were stolen.

Despite security being so strict on one of the biggest airports in the country, especially after 9/11 and the Lufthansa heist, the JFK Airport was still the scene of a robbery. But it wasn’t your common “Give me your bag, lady!”. No, it was more like “Hey, we’ve just robbed you of 3,600 iPad Minis worth $1.5 million”. So, now you know why your iPad mini isn’t on your desk right now.

From what the New York Post is writing about the JFK Apple heist it was one worth of a Hollywood movie. Since it was the same building were the 1978 Lufthansa heist took place, maybe we’re dealing with someone that knows the building’s vulnerabilities. Oh, yes this is for sure a conspiracy plot.

Well, it’s not exactly a brainer that such a heist would require an inside man. That’s what every big heist movies taught us over the years. Maybe it was even someone who took Martin Scorsese’s film “Goodfellas” as a plan for the future. The Lufthansa heist back in 1978 in Building 261 at JFK airport was documented in the 1990 film. And since it was “Goodfellas” and Martin Scorsese it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to make a breakthrough as a professional criminal/misdemeanor.

The New York Post reads that the thieves actually took two pallets of iPad minis, worth $1.5 million. They lifted them with a forklift and moved it into a truck. The 3,600 Apple devices were just shipped from China and were waiting to be distributed nationwide. They would have gotten all the rest if it wasn’t for a “meddling” airport worker coming back from dinner (earlier, maybe?). When he confronted about their heist, the thieves just left three entire pallets of products.

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