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3600 iPads stolen in airport heist

Matt Grainger
3600 iPads stolen in airport heist

Thieves have taken $1.5 million worth of iPad Mini’s in a raid at JFK Airport.

According to the New York Post, the heist took place in the same cargo unit that was the target of the 1978 Lufthansa heist that was immortalised in the movie ‘Goodfellas’.

The criminals struck just before midnight and used one of the airport’s own forklift trucks to load two pallets of the devices on to a truck. However, they drove off leaving behind three more pallets after being challenged by an airport employee returning from break.

The iPads had apparently just arrived from China and were awaiting shipment across the US.

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Tags: ipad, airport, robbery, jfk, heist, goodfellas

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