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  • Major iPad Mini Heist Goes Down at JFK


    The iPad mini fell victim to a pretty big crime this week in New York. Law enforcement officials at JFK International Airport say that a bundle of the new pint-sized Apple tablets were stolen by criminals from the exact same cargo building featured in a prominent heist scene in “GoodFellas.”

    The New York Post was first to report the crime, which allegedly resulted in the pilfering of $1.5 million worth of iPads. The thieves made their move and completed their dirty work shortly after midnight on Monday. And how is this for brazen? They reportedly used the airport’s own forklift to unload the craters of iPads onto their getaway truck.

    In the end, the criminals had to leave a lot of iPads behind because they simply couldn't make off with all of them.
    "Investigators, suspecting an inside job, have been questioning airport workers and given three of them polygraph tests," a source tells the New York Post.

    As of this writing, the suspects are still at large. And they are still thought to be in possession of some 3,600 iPad minis.

    Source: New York Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Major iPad Mini Heist Goes Down at JFK started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. MPS3's Avatar
      MPS3 -
      nice !
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Hahah my neighbor did the same thing and stole 500 iphone 4's when they came out but got caught these dudes will too unless they dont spend any of the money too quick kudos to them
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Uhh, 3,600 iPad minis is $1,188,000 MSRP, which is MUCH closer to $1,000,000 than it is to 1,500,000. Yes, you could factor in an estimated sales tax to get something closer that can be rounded up, like $1,283,040 at 8%, but that is never part of the value. The thing is, we know these are probably going to be sold on the street for less than wholesale so rounding up smacks of hyperbole.
    1. Mobius37's Avatar
      Mobius37 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Uhh, 3,600 iPad minis is $1,188,000 MSRP, which is MUCH closer to $1,000,000 than it is to 1,500,000. Yes, you could factor in an estimated sales tax to get something closer that can be rounded up, like $1,283,040 at 8%, but that is never part of the value. The thing is, we know these are probably going to be sold on the street for less than wholesale so rounding up smacks of hyperbole.
      That's assuming they were all 16GB wifi units.
    1. mindspawn's Avatar
      mindspawn -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Uhh, 3,600 iPad minis is $1,188,000 MSRP, which is MUCH closer to $1,000,000 than it is to 1,500,000. Yes, you could factor in an estimated sales tax to get something closer that can be rounded up, like $1,283,040 at 8%, but that is never part of the value. The thing is, we know these are probably going to be sold on the street for less than wholesale so rounding up smacks of hyperbole.
      Like another user mentioned, that's assuming all 3,600 are the 16GB version. In addition the $1,500,000 is an estimated worth of the iPad Minis that were stolen not how much the criminals will make from selling them.
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      Once they hook it up online. Apple will be able to track it. Everything is barcoded
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by MPS3 View Post
      nice !
      And how is this "nice"? Are you an advocate of theft?
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
      Hahah my neighbor did the same thing and stole 500 iphone 4's when they came out but got caught these dudes will too unless they dont spend any of the money too quick kudos to them
      Can only assume you're sending kudos to the cops for catching your neighbours. Otherwise you're condoning stealing.....
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      Hahaha that's great I love it !!
    1. dustin942000's Avatar
      dustin942000 -
      You have to give whoever did this credit, that's some James Bonds crap lol. I mean they used the places forklift? Stories like this amaze me lol. But I have an odd feeling that they won't get caught.
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      And how is this "nice"? Are you an advocate of theft?
      Please. He meant how it was planned, heist these days never go well
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      Haha I already know what company may be involved in this since I work in JFK.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Not to condone theft, but there's always that part of me that enjoys hearing/reading about crimes that took a lot of intelligence to accomplish the task. There are some very ingenious criminals out there!
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Probably the TSA. They have a BIG appetite for ipads.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by exnavy View Post
      probably the tsa. They have a big appetite for ipads.
      lol!
    1. Sk8r4life66's Avatar
      Sk8r4life66 -
      Skills that kills 
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      Hahaha that's great I love it !!
      How is this great?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Probably the TSA. They have a BIG appetite for ipads.
      So true!
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      This was organized by Apple to give them popularity, and news in the media. Who cares if Apple loses $1,000,000?! Nice move Apple, nice move!
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Bah, polygraphs are useless, anyone who would have pulled off such a crime is not going to fail a polygraph.