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$1.5 Million Worth of iPad Mini Units Stolen From JFK

New York's biggest airport has been the subject of a large robbery; $1.5 million worth of iPad Mini units that arrived from Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn from China were stolen.

Thieves managed to steal thousands of iPad Minis from a building within JFK airport. Police said they somehow gained access to the cargo storage area during Monday night. The crooks then utilized an airport forklift to load two pallets containing around 3,600 tablets into a truck.

According to the New York Post, the criminals could have stolen well over $2 million worth of iPad Mini units; when an airport worker returned from a break, three pallets containing the tablet were left as they escaped.

The iPad Mini units had just arrived from China for distribution throughout the United States. The police said they have no leads in regards to who the suspects are or where they fled to.

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  • DjEaZy
    ... nice PR stunt...
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  • C00lIT
    Ouch, that's bad news for the airport security staff.
    I don't want to say compliment the criminals... but they pulled off an impressive job.
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  • Zingam_Duo
    So JFK is not shot dead but alive and stealing iPad Minis! Damn!!! Good job, CIA!!!!
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  • gmarsack
    So the title of the article should read 5 iPad's stolen.
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  • drwho1
    .... early Black Friday shoppers
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  • DjEaZy
    C00lITOuch, that's bad news for the airport security staff.I don't want to say compliment the criminals... but they pulled off an impressive job.... they were bandits disguised as security guards...
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  • nieur
    another reason for apple to defend itself against declined sales
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  • dameon51
    Zingam_DuoSo JFK is not shot dead but alive and stealing iPad Minis! Damn!!! Good job, CIA!!!! That was so bad/lame my brain stopped working for 30 seconds.
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  • MKBL
    Airport is not a secured area, contrary to common belief, especially cargo area. Still, something like this at JFK must have been an inside job. Not sure who will lead the investigation, NYPD, FBI, or someone else, but hope they are at least as competent as South African police. I was once robbed of half-million-dollar worth computer hardware at Johannesburg airport, and a week later a suspect was caught. Unfortunately, his arrest couldn't lead to the recovery of any goods because he was sure his family would be killed if he helped the police. But I think the police did what they could under given circumstances.
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  • CaedenV
    and people think that we are safe from terrorist attacks? Airport security (well... most security) is mostly for show. If someone with intelligence wants something, they will find a way to get it.
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