iPad mini thefts lead to JFK Airport employee arrest

Posted at 7:55 PM, Nov 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-18 19:55:17-05

It’s being described as a “Goodfellas” style heist after thieves stole about 3,600 Apple devices, worth $1.5 million, from a cargo building at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York earlier this week.

The FBI has arrested one JFK worker, Renel Rene Richardson. He acted as a lookout while two others loaded pallets of iPad minis onto a forklift and into a truck.

Since Richardson’s arrest brand new iPad minis have shown up for sale on Craisglist on Long Island. The FBI has not commented on the situation or stated if any more arrests have been made.