"Whenever we needed money, we'd rob the airport. To us, it was better than Citibank."
That's a line spoken by Henry Hill, the real life organized crime member that Ray Liotta depicted in GoodFellas, perhaps the best real crime movie of all time. One of the movie's central events was the so-called Lufthansa heist, where a number of people stole $5 million in cash and $875,000 worth of jewelry from a building at JFK Airport in New York City in 1978. Adjusted for inflation, their total take would be about $21 million today.
Now The New York Post reports that the very same building was the location of yet another heist, and this time it was $1.5 million worth of iPads that were stolen. Two unnamed people reportedly entered the building on Monday night and used a forklift to move two pallets filled with the Apple tablets, which had just arrived from China, into an awaiting truck.
The duo actually left three more iPad shipments in the building, but left quickly after an airport worker saw what they were doing. The thieves, and the iPads, are still at large as of this writing.
Source: The New York Post | Image via Warner Bros