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Straight Outta ‘Goodfellas': $1.5 Million In iPads Stolen In JFK Heist

By / 11.15.12

True story: I bought my first Mac from a guy selling them out of the back of a truck in Brooklyn. I always imagined that guy’s inventory was obtained through something similar to the Lufthansa heist in Goodfellas (JIMMY!). I imagine some other struggling young buck will soon be purchasing his first iPad in a similar manner real soon.

Reports the NY Post:

A pair of brazen crooks punched another hole in the lax JFK security when they stole a trove of new Apple iPad minis — worth $1.5 million — from the same cargo building that was the site of the 1978 Lufthansa heist featured in “GoodFellas,” The Post has learned.

The crooks struck shortly before midnight on Monday and used one of the airport’s own forklifts to load two pallets of the tablet computers into a truck, according to law-enforcement sources.

The crooks arrived at Building 261 around 11 p.m. in a white tractor trailer marked with the name CEVA on the side, according to the sources. They pulled up to the side of the airport building that faces onto a street and has less security than the other side, which is accessible from the airport tarmac.

Sources believe someone let them into the area and then let them out after they grabbed the iPads.

They grabbed about 3,600 of the minis that were being shipped by a company called Cargo Airport Services, which said the iPads had just arrived from China and were destined for locations around the US.

I am choosing to believe that this heist was a direct result of the Robert Deniro/Jay-Z beef. Ole Bobby D probably overheard Jay telling someone that he couldn’t wait to get an iPad mini and made a few calls. “Good luck gettin’ an iPad now, F*ckface,” a satisfied Deniro probably said to the moon while lighting a cigar.

Just remember, iPad robbers — don’t go buying anything!


TOPICS#APPLE
TAGSGOODFELLASiPadipad heistRobert DeNiro

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