Second Mesa woman arrested in connection to luggage theft at Sky Harbor
Connie Gonzalez was arrested for allegedly stealing luggage from Sky Harbor Airport. By Alicia Barron
UPDATE: A second Mesa woman has been arrested in connection to the latest luggage thefts from Sky Harbor International Airport.
Connie Gonzales, 39, faces five counts of burglary and five counts of felony theft.
She was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on Saturday.
ORIGINAL: MESA -- A Mesa woman is accused of stealing luggage from Sky Harbor International Airport.
According to court paperwork, Sabrina Zotter stole luggage from the baggage claim area in Terminal 4 on four different occasions between Sept. 7 and Jan. 31.
The thefts were caught on airport security cameras.
Detectives arrested Zotter at her home near Ellsworth and Broadway roads Wednesday morning.
When detectives interviewed Zotter, she reportedly admitted removing the luggage and agreed to show detectives all of the stolen items.
Detectives recovered 20 pieces of stolen luggage from Zotter's house and 10 pieces from a co-defendant's home. Zotter reportedly admitted that she and co-defendants stole luggage from the carousel in the baggage claim area.
The value of the stolen items is approximately $11,800.
Zotter was booked on four counts each of burglary and theft. She is being held on $10,000 bond.
In December, police arrested a couple accused of stealing 1,000 suitcases from Sky Harbor.
Keith King, 61, and Stacy Legg-King, 38, had luggage and clothing piled from floor to ceiling in their Waddell home.