Man arrested for allegedly stealing luggage from domestic arrival carousels at Vancouver International Airport


RICHMOND RCMP YVR Detachment officers on Tuesday evening arrested a 46-year-old male from Vancouver in the International Terminal Building (ITB) of Vancouver International Airport for allegedly stealing luggage from the domestic arrival carousels throughout the month of September. The suspect is well-known to police.

“We are strongly committed to the safety and security of all persons and property at YVR,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

“In the past several weeks, we responded to calls for service from travellers in the domestic arrivals area reporting lost luggage. Through our investigation, it was determined that the luggage was stolen from carousels before their respective owners could retrieve them – the most recent instance occurring on September 24, 2017. A possible suspect was identified in these thefts.

“A male fitting the description of the suspect was observed by YVR Security staff on September 26, 2017, and was quickly arrested by Richmond YVR RCMP.”

The Richmond RCMP would like to recommend that all travellers attend the baggage claims carousels immediately upon arrival and report any suspicious activity to the RCMP.