Two more luggage thieves busted at Sky Harbor

Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-05 14:25:50-05

Sky Harbor is the 10th busiest airport in the nation, which makes it an ideal place for criminals to go unnoticed.

Police say Matthew Hilliker and Jared Reynard both thought they could get away with stealing people's luggage.

The two were not working together.

Court documents reveal Hilliker stole luggage from baggage claim on four separate occasions between October and November.

Reynard was caught taking three suitcases from baggage claim.

The combined damage to passengers was more than $10,000 worth of stolen items.

Sky Harbor says random screenings are done to make sure passengers are walking away with the right luggage.

Surveillance cameras are keeping an extra watch. Which is what helped police catch these two.

The suspects told police they were trying to feed their drug addiction. They were going to sell the items on craigslist to make a few extra bucks.