Thieves Steal $1.5 Million in iPad Minis From JFK Airport

Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:51pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16886 views

A pair of brazen thieves have stolen $1.5 million worth of iPad minis from a JFK cargo building, the same building that was the site of the 1978 Lufthansa heist featured in “GoodFellas”, reports The Post.

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 thieves are still at large and investigators have reportedly been giving airport workers polygraph tests as it's believed to be an inside job.

They arrived at Building 261 around 11pm in a white tractor trailer with the letters CEVA on the side. Sources think someone let them into the area and then let them out after they loaded about 3,600 iPad minis into the vehicle.

The iPad minis were being shipped by Cargo Airport Services and had just arrived from China.

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Alex - November 18, 2012 at 12:49pm
With today's technology you would think Apple would be smart enough to install satellite tracking on their smart devices so its trackable even when the device is off so it would be less prone to being stolen, but...... They would rather have you buy a new one because to them it's simply all about money.
Big Dik - November 17, 2012 at 2:52pm
Sorry bitch We all know you've got the papilloma virus, you stink big time
odedo1 - November 17, 2012 at 12:14am
you really don't know what you are talking about there are so many hot Apple devices on the streets, my first 2 iPhones I bought for less then $50 and had no problems what so ever, now I got legit new iPhone and iPad because they give them free in my country with an upgrade once a year so you stay with the provider because the government came out with a no contract law so the cell providers here give you all kind of bounces just so you stay.
russelll - November 18, 2012 at 4:58am
What country are you in?
Inyourface - November 16, 2012 at 3:32pm
Hahahahaha any more stupid comments about Crapsung products?
jompao - November 16, 2012 at 9:31am
Should it not be simple to make these unsellable? I'm sure apple will know all serials ina all shipments. Who wants to buy a stolen device you can not upgrade or connect to itunes...
odedo1 - November 17, 2012 at 12:01am
when the first iPhone came out Apple used to block stolen once and that's why you can still find a fix for it in Cydia but right now Apple really don't care they won't get them back any way so they prefer that people use them and spend money at the App store because that's where the real money is!
russelll - November 18, 2012 at 5:04am
Cydia does not unblock stolen phones. Only the carriers can do that.

It's obvious you don't pay attention their quarterly results.
Device sales is where they make most of their money, not apps.
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