LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three baggage handlers at McCarran International Airport have been accused of stealing luggage checked on flights.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that the three men were booked on multiple charges, including burglary and grand larceny. The suspects worked for Worldwide Flight Services, a luggage handling contractor that works with Allegiant and Frontier airlines at the McCarran.
The thefts occurred over several months and included items such as guns and luxury purses. Las Vegas police began investigating Jan. 16 when a man landed in Austin, Texas, and realized the gun he had in a checked bag was missing.
Detectives linked the thefts to the suspect using data from the workers' key cards that helped track their movements.