Sky Harbor luggage theft caught on video

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole luggage from a carousel at Sky Harbor Airport.

The suspect removed the victim's bag from Terminal 4 on August 17 at approximately 12:06 p.m.

"This is someone who is used to this kind of life," said Sgt. Derek Elmore with the Phoenix Police Dept. "Where he's used to taking things that don't belong to him because he had no panic on his face. No looking around. No nothing. Just walked in, grabbed the bag and took off."

He arrived and exited the airport on the PHX Sky Train. He transferred to the Valley Metro Light Rail and was last seen exiting at Central Ave. and Washington St. with the stolen bag.

"I'm always worried that it won't make it to where I'm going but I'm never worried about it being stolen but now I don't know," said traveler Tracie Franko.

The suspect was captured on multiple surveillance cameras at the airport.

He's described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 180-200 pounds, and 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall. He was wearing a brown Harley Davidson t-shirt, light colored shorts and sandals. He has a tattoo on his inner left forearm.

The bag belonged to a 40-year-old woman.

Anyone with information in this case should contact Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (480-WITNESS).

Police are offering a $1,000 reward.

This is not the first luggage theft at Sky Harbor Airport. Authorities found hundreds of pieces of stolen luggage in a West Valley home five years ago. A husband and wife were busted in that case.

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