Last week, an unknown thief (or thieves) pulled a heist at the JFK Airport that could be compared to a “GoodFellas” mob job. In fact, because the recent robbery took place in the same building as the infamous Lufthansa heist that was mentioned in the iconic mobster movie, it was literally being compared to GoodFellas.
Recently, the New York Post reported that the man behind the plan was more of a “Tommy DeVito” than a “Henry Hill.”
Approximately $1.9 million worth of iPad minis were stolen from JFK Airport last Monday. At the time of the incident, all that was known was that a “brazen pair of crooks” made off with 3,600 iPad minis using the airport’s own forklifts. Officials believed this might be an inside job and Port Authority detectives interviewed employees of JFK.
Renel Rene Richardson was arrested in conjunction with the crime because… well, he couldn’t keep his big mouth shut. According to the report, several of his co-workers mentioned that he made “suspicious inquiries” about where the iPad minis were being stored and where forklifts might be found.
Richardson had two accomplices that are unidentified at this time. His role was that of lookout while his cohorts loaded pallets of iPad minis onto a truck that Richardson apparently accompanied FBI agents in search of.
An FBI spokesperson declined to comment on the matter and it is still unknown whether the iPads were recovered or the two accomplices were arrested. I guess we have to wait for the sequel to find out whether they got away with it.