Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thefts up at JFK

From the NY Post:

It's been a great year so far for criminals at Kennedy Airport -- they're doing more business than ever and rarely getting caught, The Post has learned.

Larcenies are up nearly 30 percent from the first half of 2010 -- and the arrest rate is a pathetic 9 percent. The 299 complaints filed this year have led to only 28 arrests.

Included in the figures are thefts from baggage carousels, swiped property left unattended, and thefts by baggage handlers and TSA employees. Not included are picked pockets, thefts from cars in airport lots and shoplifting. The most frequently stolen items are laptops and iPads.

And the problem may be more serious than even the statistics show.

Port Authority Police bosses, a source said, pressure cops to downgrade the value of stolen property so thefts can be filed as petit rather than grand larcenies, one of seven crimes that get reported to the FBI.

1 comment:

Gary the Agnostic said...

Has Jimmy Conway gotten out of the slammer yet?