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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