Apple iPad Minis theft: FBI makes an arrest

FBI arrest airport worker Renel Rene Richardson on suspicion of being part of a gang which stole over 3,500 Apple iPad Minis.
Daniel R Deakin,

Moving swiftly, the FBI have already made an arrest in regards to the recent theft of over 3,500 Apple iPad Minis. The man, who was arrested on Friday (16 November 2012), is a JFK airport worker called Renel Rene Richardson. Richardson made fellow workers suspicious with his recent indiscreet enquiries to them regarding subjects such as where the iPad Minis would be stored, when they would be arriving and where he could get his hands on a forklift.

After Port Authority detectives carried out investigations at JFK airport in New York, FBI agents arrested Richardson on suspicion of being part of a three man gang which committed the warehouse robbery. According to court papers it has been alleged that Richardson likely operated as a look-out for the gang whilst the other members carried out the actual theft by removing pallets of the iPad Minis by forklift to a waiting truck.

Richardson later joined detectives in a search for the truck used to steal the iPad Minis in locations throughout Long Island. The FBI have not yet stated whether any of the nearly $2 million haul of tablets have been recuperated.


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Daniel R Deakin, 2012-11-18 (Update: 2012-11-19)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.