PD: Man caught stealing bags at Sky Harbor Airport four times

Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 16:28:28-05

A man has been charged with multiple counts of theft after allegedly stealing luggage from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

According to police, 33-year-old Matthew Robert Tomlinson took the Sky Train to the Terminal four baggage carousels and reportedly helped himself to other people’s bags four times since September.

Police say all the thefts were done at the American Airlines and Southwest Airlines baggage carousels.

Tomlinson reportedly committed the crimes on September 28, October 9, November 16, and December 1.

Police arrested Tomlinson on December 9 near 32nd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

He has been charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft.