In what could almost be a repeat of the infamous 1978 Lufthansa robbery, a pair of thieves gained entry into a storage warehouse on the edge of John F Kennedy International Airport. Their target was a shipment of iPads Mini which had recently arrived from China.
There are no details yet on how the thieves got in and out of the warehouse, but law enforcement is reporting that the thieves made off with 2 pallets of iPads Mini. That's 3,600 devices, with an estimated retail of $1,500,000.
These wealth redistributors were interrupted while loading the iPads in to their truck, and they left 3 pallets behind. “So, as a caper goes, it was probably unsuccessful,” a source said.
Today's news story is particularly amusing for anyone who has seen the movie Goodfellas; this robbery took place in the exact same warehouse as Lufthansa robbery referenced in the movie. A group of thieves stole $5 million in cash and nearly $900,000 worth of jewelry in that heist on Dec. 11, 1978., a feat which still stands as the single biggest heist in US history.
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