JFK airport worker held after theft of 3,600 iPad minis

Ceri Roberts
JFK airport worker held after theft of 3,600 iPad minis
JFK airport worker held after theft of 3,600 iPad minis

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A cargo worker at New York's JFK airport has been arrested following the theft of iPad minis worth £1.2million.

Sky News reports that thieves driving a forklift truck got away with about 3,600 of Apple's latest gadget, which were bound for China, on November 12.

Now agents are investigating the possibility that it was an inside job, and have arrested an airport worker called Renel Rene Richardson.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn and reported in the New York Post, he allegedly had two helpers at the Cargo Air Services building where he worked.

Detectives believe that he acted as a lookout, while the two others loaded pallets of iPad minis onto a truck.

CNet News reports that the thieves could have got away with more iPads but reportedly left another three pallets behind after they were confronted by an employee who had returned from a break.

The New York Post reported that the man was arrested when detectives heard that the had been asking other employees about the iPads and the forklift truck.

It is not known if the iPads have been recovered.

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