FBI Arrest Suspect in JFK Theft of 3,600 iPad minis

The FBI arrested Renel Rene Richardson, an employee at JFK Airport, in last week's theft of 3,600 iPad minis from the airport. Mr. Richardson worked with at least two other people to steal the palettes of iPads from the airport storage area, although his tactics make leave him falling far short of being a criminal mastermind.

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Apparently Mr. Richardson asked coworkers when the iPad mini shipment was scheduled to arrive, and where a forklift was located, according to the New York Post. The forklift, as it turns out, was used to load the palettes onto a truck that Mr. Richardson's accomplices drove into the warehouse area.

Two palettes loaded with iPad minis were stolen from the airport last week, and more would've been taken has airport employees not walked up on the theft in progress. The suspects used an airport forklift to load the palettes into a white tractor trailer with "CEVA" on the side. Police estimated the stolen iPads were worth between US$1.5 million and $1.9 million.

Mr. Richardson cooperated with authorities after his arrest by directing them to a location on Long Island to search for the white truck. There isn't any word yet on whether or not the stolen iPad minis have been recovered.

Presumably Mr. Richardson's application for the Evil League of Evil has been rejected.