FBI reported as & # 39; thieves stealing $ 300,000 in cash from JFK Airport in raid on shipment of armored cars & # 39; s & # 39;
- Missing money was part of a larger cash shipment from an armored vehicle company
- Port Authority spokeswoman said the apparent robbery investigated by the FBI
- Police said unknown whether cash was stolen before arrival at the airport or after delivery
More than $ 300,000 in cash has disappeared from JFK Airport in an apparent attack on an armored car shipment, it is reported.
The missing money was part of a larger cash delivery that arrived on Wednesday at New York airport before it was loaded on a Delta flight to Florida.
Law enforcement officials said it is unknown whether the money was stolen by thieves before it arrived at JFK, or that it disappeared after it was loaded at the airport.
A spokeswoman for a New York and New Jersey port authority NBC New York that the apparent robbery is now being investigated by the FBI.
The missing $ 300,000 was part of a larger cash delivery from a car company that would be loaded on a Delta flight from JFK Airport to Florida on Wednesday.
The police also confirmed that there are no suspects at the moment and said it is unclear what exactly happened to the money.
A source of law enforcement told the New York Post that must now & # 39; difficult times & # 39; are for thieves who focus on JFK Airport because $ 300,000 is a & # 39; big change & # 39; is.
& # 39; It is $ 300,000. That would be a big change for the crowd, & said an insider.
The apparent theft is far from the first time that significant sums have disappeared from the city's airport.
On December 11, 1978, six masked shooter stole $ 5 million in cash and $ 1 million in jewelry from the Lufthansa Terminal in JFK Aiport.
Law enforcement officials said it is currently unknown whether the money was stolen by thieves before arrival or after it was loaded at the airport (stock image)
It took the gang – who was linked to the Lucchese crime family – 64 minutes to steal the packs of money, throw them in a van and escape.
At the time, it was the largest cash raid ever in the United States. The stolen $ 5 million would be worth $ 17.9 million in 2013 dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Crime was an obstacle to investigators for years, but in 2013 the case broke out during a search where human remains were buried in the former home of James & # 39; Jimmy de Gent & # 39; Burke.
After 30 years, the FBI was finally able to accuse members of the New York Mafia for the JFK raid – which became famous for the Goodfellas film.
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