Suspected YVR luggage thief caught

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BY TOBY KERR AND LAUREN BOOTHBY Jul 29, 2019

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  • An arrest has been made in the wake of several people having their luggage stolen at YVR
  • Mounties used surveillance footage to identify a suspect in the recent thefts

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — Richmond Mounties have made an arrest in connection with a series of recent luggage thefts at YVR.

A man was recently apprehended at the airport when an RCMP officer recognized him from a surveillance image.

The image of the suspect was circulated to security and law enforcement.

Police are still working with airport security and doing a full investigation hoping to trace the suspects’ steps to find out if he was working alone or with others.

Mounties are reminding people to be extra careful with possessions when they’re travelling, and to report suspicious people and activities to authorities.