Officials Investigate Possible Heist of $300K in Cash at JFK Airport - NBC New York

Officials Investigate Possible Heist of $300K in Cash at JFK Airport

There are no suspects and no clear indication early in the investigation as to exactly what happened to the missing money, two officials said

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    Officials Investigate Possible Heist of $300K in Cash at JFK Airport
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    What to Know

    • Over $300K has apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as part of a cash shipment that was set to be loaded onto a flight to Fla.

    • Two law enforcement officials said it is unclear if the cash was stolen as it was being loaded at the airport, or if it went missing prior

    • There are no suspects and no clear indication early in the investigation as to exactly what happened to the missing money, 2 officials said

    UPDATE: Delta Employee Arrested in $300,000 Heist at JFK Airport

    More than $300,000 has apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as part of a cash shipment that was set to be loaded onto a Delta flight to Florida.

    Law enforcement officials said Port Authority police and the FBI are now investigating what happened to the missing money. Two officials said the cash shipment was part of a large delivery apparently made from an armored car company to the airport.

    Two law enforcement officials said it is unclear if the cash was stolen as it was being loaded at the airport, or if it went missing prior to arrival. Police often monitor and even help escort large shipments of cash that come on and off domestic and international flights.

    Delta Employee Arrested in $250,000 Heist at JFK

    [NY] Delta Employee Arrested in $250,000 Heist at JFK

    A Delta Airlines employee has been arrested in connection with the case of $250,000 in cash that apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as it was being transferred onto one of the airline's flights en route to Florida, a law enforcement source close to the investigation tells News 4. Michael George reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019)

    A Port Authority spokeswoman said the incident is being investigated along with the FBI. An FBI spokesman declined to comment.

    Past JFK heists have made headlines including the 1978 Lufthansa heist where nearly $6 million dollars was stolen by members and associates of the Lucchese crime family. In 2003, a masked gunman hijacked an armored car and made off with over $2 million dollars.

    There are no suspects and no clear indication early into the investigation as to exactly what happened to the missing money, two officials said.

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