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Theft won’t fly: suspect arrested in missing luggage case at YVR

Richmond RCMP encourages passengers to go directly to baggage claims immediately upon arrival.
Richmond RCMP encourages passengers to go directly to baggage claims immediately upon arrival. Pat Bell

A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a spree of stolen luggage at Richmond’s┬áVancouver International Airport (YVR).

Richmond RCMP arrested the man at YVR Tuesday night.

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Officers arrested the suspect in the International Terminal Building at YVR. Global News

The suspect has been allegedly stealing luggage from the domestic arrival carousels throughout the month of September.

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As passengers got off planes and headed to pickup their luggage, someone got to the carousel first and grabbed their bag. The most recent of these thefts occurring Sunday.

Two days later, YVR security staff saw a man that fit witnesses’ descriptions and arrested him.

The suspect is from Vancouver and is known to police.