JFK employee arrested in connection with $1.5M iPad heist

The FBI has arrested a man in connection with last Mondays iPad Mini heist in which 3,600 of them were were stolen with a retail street value of $1.5M.

According to authorities, Renel Rene Richardson, who is an employee at JFK airport, had been making inquiries with co-workers prior to the delivery of the shipment, which later came in from China.

The man acted as a lookout while two unnamed people entered the building last Monday night and used a forklift to move two pallets filled with the Apple tablets, into an awaiting truck.

The duo left three more iPad shipments in the building, but left quickly after an airport worker saw what they were doing.

Police are still looking for the truck and the other two suspects. 

Unsurprisingly, a large number of new iPad Mini’s have since appeared on sites such as Craigslist since the theft.

Source: PCR

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One of these days Apple is just gonna record the Serials of all their devices on any palet or such, and remote brick them when **** like this happens..

What they did when they hire ex-cons and idiots to run the TSA? Have you guys heard of the they have that suppose all the items they sell are unclaimed? Am I to believe that someone didnt try to reclaim a lost MacBook Pro or MacBook Air or iPad 3? They even did a report of that store on ABC! I say investigate that so called store. I bet all those items lay unclaim because they either get the run around when they call the items in or the airlines use the policy hey you lost ur item for not keeping a better watch or you have no proof you even owned that item that you say you lost! This guy on eBay was selling his broken macbook pro! TSA dropped it and than they said sorry about ur laptop but since you dont have no proof or pictures that your laptop was undamaged that you are out of luck to claim any money! He even said that happend twice!

Cant the police check out those new ones for sale on craiglist/ebay and other sites? Surely the would know the serial numbers of the stolen ones?
Threaten charging people with handing stolen goods and get them to give up where they got them from.

Guth said,
Cant the police check out those new ones for sale on craiglist/ebay and other sites? Surely the would know the serial numbers of the stolen ones?
Threaten charging people with handing stolen goods and get them to give up where they got them from.

Too many privacy laws. No probable cause.