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Bad fellas nick Ipad Mini tablets from JFK airport

Audacious heist comes up a bit short
Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:04
Apple iPad Mini tablet with FaceTime and A5 processor

CRIMINALS apparently have nicked most of a shipment of Apple Ipad Mini tablets worth a cool $1.5m.

The crew turned over the same place as the mob characters in the film Goodfellas, who in turn were representing real life events.

Thieves made off with $5m in cash and nearly $900,000 worth of jewellery back in 1978. That would be worth over $20m in today's money.

This time the mugs managed to pinch about 3,600 Ipad Mini tablets by throwing them into a white van.

The New York Post reports that the tablets had just arrived at the JFK airport, having been shipped in by a company called Cargo Airport Services.

Sources told the New York Post that the thieves might have been let into the building. This suggests an inside job, or at least inside involvement.

The story is that someone let them in and someone let them out again. However all might not have gone to plan as some Ipad Mini tablets were left behind.

The report says that a worker returned, disturbing the thieves and causing them to flee, leaving three pallets of Apple gadgets behind. "So, as a caper goes, it was probably unsuccessful," opined one source. However, we disagree, as $1.5m in Ipad Mini devices sounds like quite a decent haul.

Airport workers are being questioned by the New York gumshoes and given polygraph tests. µ

 

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