Man Steals $6,500 Rolex Watch from TSA Checkpoint At Fort Lauderdale Airport
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -
According to the Broward County Sheriff's Department, a man stole a Rolex watch valued at $6,500 from another passenger at the security checkpoint of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
The event was captured on TSA video surveillance as Gloria de Regalado placed her watch and other belongings into a bin to be screened while she prepared walk through scanners herself. At the other end, another man was picking up his belonging and reached into her bin and took the watch.
However, TSA did not know which flight he was on and did not have a facial shot on camera and he was able to get away.
While this seems a bit rare, it's actually not, there has been a growing list of thefts being committed at TSA security checkpoints. Due to the manner in which passengers are required to pass through screening, for a moment, they are separated from their belongings, and often times those belonging are arriving on the other side before the passenger.
The TSA recommends that passengers do not push their belongings onto the belt for screening until they are able to walk through the mental detectors or body screening machines.