JFK Heist Nets $1.2M in iPad Minis

Thieves use airport's own forklift to load pallets
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2012 12:53 PM CST
A shopper check out the new Apple iPad mini at the Apple store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – Looks like there could be some cheap iPad Minis on the market before Christmas. Thieves stole about 3,600 of them—with a retail value around $1.2 million—from a cargo building at JFK Airport, reports the New York Post. Cops suspect an inside job because the thieves pulled up to a less-secure side of the building in a truck and used an airport forklift to load two pallets. They had to leave three more behind, though, because an employee returned from break and scared them off. (Read more JFK Airport stories.)

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