Apple’s high-quality and costly products are often tagged as luxury devices by some. Because of that, thieves are now eyeing on iPhones and iPads as a lucrative option. According to the New York Post, two thieves stole iPad minis reported to be worth $1.5 million in a cargo building at the JFK airport in New York. The pair reportedly sneaked inside the airport before midnight on Monday and used forklifts to load two pallets of iPad minis into a truck.

The crime was eventually stopped when an airport worker decided to interfere and began challenging the suspicious duo. This forced the thieves to abandon the plan, leaving behind three more pallets of iPad minis. Investigators say that it was probably an inside job. Around 3,600 iPad minis were stolen. According to the report, the tablets were shipped by a company called Cargo Airport Services. Sources say that iPads came from China and were expected to be distributed at stores around the U.S.

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