Baggage Handlers Allegedly Caught Red Handed

An airport sting that caught baggage handlers allegedly stealing from luggage.
3:00 | 12/16/13

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And with this holiday season upon us, a new piece of video to show you tonight. Abc news has new pictures of a sting that caught baggage carriers stealing from the luggage of travelers. Pierre thomas walks us through the new tape. Reporter: You're looking at airline baggage handlers stealing. He finds a wallet. Cash, he takes the time to count it. He checks for more. How about credit cards. Video of the brazen theft obtained exclusively by abc news. They have a holiday warning. They are hard working honest people but there are some people who are attempted. Reporter: The sting was set up this summer after israel's el al airlines started getting complaints about things missing from their baggage. Seven workers charged with stealing thousands of dollars in valuabl valuables. In new york there were nearly 600 reports of luggage theft. Officials believe it happens routinely across the country. New york is encouraging employees to report theft. What you can you do to protect yourself? Experts say never pack valuables in your checked luggage. Use well worn luggage that won't be a beacon for thieves. If your carry on is going to be checked at the last minute -- remove your valuables and take them to the seat with you. Reporter: Pierre thomas, abc news, new york.

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