Apple’s iPad mini is a hot commodity – and in this sense, we mean “hot” as in stolen.
On Monday, criminals infiltrated New York’s JFK International Airport and successfully made off with craters of the new Apple tablet to the tune of about $1.5 million. All told, that comes to about 3,600 iPad minis.
According to the New York Post, the crime took place – ironically – from the same cargo building where a famous heist scene was filmed from the classic mobster flick “GoodFellas.”
Investigators, suspecting an inside job, have been questioning airport workers and given three of them polygraph tests, the sources said.
Although it isn’t known how many iPad minis were at the facility during the crime, the thieves had to leave several craters filled with the devices behind. Their getaway vehicle was too small to make off with all of them.
Law enforcement officials say the suspected criminals are still at large.