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 8 comments Comments 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.