The world's least frightening criminal has struck Bush Intercontinental Airport with a vengeance . . . and now Crime Stoppers needs your help to put him behind bars.
Casually milling about the IAH luggage carousels in his khaki pants and polo shirt, the so-called Baggage Claim Bandit has nabbed more than $15,000 in sporting equipment from Terminal C.
The baggage bandit snagged five set of designer golf clubs and wheeled away a custom-made Moots bicycle costing thousands of dollars.
Just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 27, this white male in his thirties or early forties snagged five set of designer golf clubs and wheeled away a custom-made Moots bicycle costing thousands of dollars. After a stealing spree that took less than 30 minutes, the thief drove off in a red late 1990s Ford Explorer Sport Trac which he had waiting in a nearby airport parking garage.
Surveillance video captured several images of the light-haired suspect at work that busy evening. The man even hired a porter to help him carry away his loot.
"This was in a crowded airport. This was with witnesses around," Crime Stoppers executive director Katherine Cabaniss told KHOU Ch. 11, advising people to mark their luggage to make it less of a target for potential baggage-nappers.
Anyone with information leading to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the bandit is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or by texting the code TIP610 and your info to CRIMES (274637). As always, tipsters remain anonymous.
Here's the full report from KHOU's Rucks Russell: