Man accused of stealing luggage at Miami International Airport

Ludwing Laboriel, 35, accused of stealing luggage from carousel at least 4 times


MIAMI – A man is facing grand theft charges for stealing luggage from Miami International Airport over the course of two months, police said.

According to an arrest report, Ludwing Laboriel, 35, went to the airport at least four times to steal passengers' luggage.

The thefts were reported Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 9 and Oct. 18. Police said more than $1,000 worth of personal items were stolen in each incident.

A woman whose bag was stolen from the American Airlines baggage carousel on Sept. 28 told detectives that another passenger informed her that he noticed a suspicious man pacing around the carousel. The passenger said the man was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and red shoes.

Detectives viewed surveillance video from the airport, and said they saw the same man stealing luggage from various baggage carousels on at least four occasions.

A detective working at the airport on Tuesday spotted Laboriel, who fit the description of the thief, and notified another detective.

According to the report, both detectives followed Laboriel to the his car and asked him for identification.

Police said Laboriel didn't have an ID on him, but he claimed that his name was Luis Colon. A fingerprint ID system determined that Laboriel was lying about his identity, police said.

Laboriel was taken into custody on charges of grand theft and resisting an officer without violence.

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