Goodfellas Style Caper Nabs $1.5m Worth of iPad Minis

Goodfellas Style Caper Nabs $1.5m Worth of iPad Minis

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The thieves have taken 3,600 Apple iPad Minis from the exact same warehouse that the Goodfellas Lufthansa heist took place in.

Two unscrupulous individuals walked through street side security into a JFK Airport warehouse on Oct 12 and used an airport forklift to steal two pallets of iPad Minis, netting 3,600 tablets at a total value of $1.5 million. Just before midnight the thieves drove up in a white tractor trailer and somehow gained access to the building, bypassing security. The current theory is that someone let them in and out. Then, they just calmly loaded up a few thousand iPads. When they were questioned by an airport worker coming back from dinner, they drove off, leaving three pallets of iPads behind. The thieves are still at large. The police suspect an inside job, and have been administering polygraph tests to warehouse workers.

What makes the mafia style theft most notable, however, is that it took place in the exact same warehouse that the infamous 1978 Lufthansa heist took place in. That's the heist featured as the center of the movie Goodfellas. At the time, it was considered the largest robbery of cash in American history. It was allegedly perpetrated by Jimmy the Gent, who apparently got away with it by allegedly having nearly all his co-thieves killed. The Lufthansa heist, adjusted for inflation, took in about $21 million of cash and jewels. That heist was perpetrated as an inside job, involving the cooperation of an airport worker, similar to how police think the iPad heist went down.

The upshot of this whole thing? It looks like folks buying iPad Minis in parking lots in the next few months might actually get what they're looking for, instead of, you know, a mirror or a block of wood.

Source: New York Post

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Wait wait wait wait.......iPad MINIS????
There is such a thing as an iPad MINI?!?

ARE APPLE FUCKING SERIOUS???????????????????

I find this amusing, like a clown.

Apple has enough money anyways. Slave labor in China does that. Hurray for true capitalism eh?

It's always good to see Apple get hurt in some way. Here's hoping that they had a great big bonfire to toss the things into, or maybe they can be used as a testing material for a flamethrower or a car compactor.

Apple will most likely raise prices on all their products or something to try and off set this. The sad part is some people have no sense and will keep buying sub-par gadgets at double of normal premium level prices.

Wait, $1.5m? So they stole about 4 or 5 then?

Ok cool so he stole like 3 Ipad minis?

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Megacherv:
Wait, $1.5m? So they stole about 4 or 5 then?

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GenGenners:
Wait wait wait wait.......iPad MINIS????
There is such a thing as an iPad MINI?!?

ARE APPLE FUCKING SERIOUS???????????????????

This video should explain all you need to know

The iPad mini's got a lot of personality...

minchia ancora questa ca col personality

Look for a few dead people turning up in New York in the next few months

So they stole a bunch of iPod touch?

 

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