Checked Bag Warning for Air Travelers

Police arrested two baggage handlers for stealing valuable items from checked bags at an Orlando airport.
1:36 | 03/13/16

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Next to new concerns about what happens when you check your bags at the airport. Tonight, the shocking surveillance video, thieves helping themselves to your valuables. Their the very people supposed to be keeping your luggage safe. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzalez. Reporter: Tonight, police with a renewed warning for travelers. After this. Two baggage handlers at Orlando international airport caught on camera, stealing right out of suitcases. Orlando police say Daniel Diaz acts as a lookout. The female worker sitting there unaware as a man crawls behind the conveyor belt to conceal a laptop. Both men arrested, pleading no contest to the charges. This is far from an isolated incident. In 2014, baggage handlers in los Angeles taken away in handcuffs after police claim they stole electronics, jewelry, even clothes. While locks and plastic wrap may not be much of a deterrent to thieves, experts say there are ways to avoid becoming a victim. Keep valuables and medications with you when you travel. And opt for inexpensive luggage. If you travel with expensive luggage it's probably the one piece of luggage that's going to be targeted more than anything else. The chances of you being targeted goes up dramatically. Reporter: Also, take a photo of your bag after it's packed and before it's zipped. That way if you have to you can prove what was in there. If you do notice something missing from your bug gage, call the police and file a report right away.

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