$1.5 Million of iPad Minis Stolen in Airport Heist

At same location as theft made famous in "Goodfellas."

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Nov 15, 2012  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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Robbers stole $1.5 million worth of Apple products at the same cargo building at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport made famous for the mob-related 1978 Lufthansa heist, according to reports.

 
Investigators believe the theft, where thieves made away with two pallets' worth of iPad minis, 3,600 of the devices, was an inside job, according to Bloomberg News.
 
The New York Post first reported news of the heist.
 
The thieves drove a white tractor-trailer to one side of Building 261. They showed up at 11 p.m. and left behind several pallets' worth of more devices when they were challenged by other workers there, according to reports.
 
Company Cargo Airport Services was supposed to distribute the Apple devices throughout the US, according to reports. The company did not respond to a message seeking comment.
 

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