Seven thieving “ramp rats” – JFK Airport baggage handlers working for a company hired by El Al Airlines – were busted on grand-larceny charges for stealing thousands of dollars worth of bling and electronics from travelers’ luggage, authorities said.
The brazen thieves used pliers and other tools to pry open luggage and grab expensive watches, cameras, iPhones and other booty in thefts that were seen on surveillance video, said PA police sources.
One perp was wearing one of the stolen watches when caught, they said.
The probe into began after “numerous customer complaints about missing items” were received, said Queens DA Richard Brown.
Busted were Tristan Bredwood, 22, Udhoo Doodnauth, 27, Julio Salas, 44, and Oshaine Christie, 22, all of Queens; Dashawn Schooler, 25, of Suffolk; and Romaine Smith, 25, and Nkosi Cunningham, 24, both of Brooklyn.
Source: THE NEW YORK POST