As customers await new shipments of the iPad mini, those in the NY metropolitan area might have to wait a bit longer. What is now the second most famous heist to take place at New York’s JFK airport, thieves made out with two pallets containing $1.5 million worth of Apple iPad minis. This all took place at the same cargo building as the 1978 Lufthansa robbery that was chronicled in the very excellent 1990 movie Good Fellas.
According to sources, the thieves were confronted by an airport worker returning from break. They made a break for it, leaving behind three additional pallets. They were able to net 3600 tablets. Back in 1978, crooks made off with $5 million in cash and almost $900,000 in jewelry.
Police believe this to be an inside job and have begun question airport workers and in some cases administering polygraph tests. Maybe Apple should start shipping these with Find my iPhone enabled?
Source: NY Post