Four suspects needed in reference to baggage theft at Sacramento airport

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is searching for four people seen on surveillance footage suspected of stealing luggage from Sacramento International Airport amid days of holiday chaos and cancellations. Officials said the two men and two women were seen at the airport between 4:15 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Monday READ MORE | Flight cancellations leave Southwest travelers stranded in Sacramento. The suspects were seen roaming the area where bags from canceled flights were being dropped at both terminals. Then three of the four suspects left empty-handed, but one of the women left with two roller bags, the sheriff’s office said. | VIDEO BELOW | Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Brown on the Airport Baggage Theft Investigation “They were only home about five minutes,” said Deputy Scott Brown. An employee at one of the terminals also helped to prevent further bags from being taken by talking to the suspects. The suspects got nervous and walked away, he said. | VIDEO BELOW | Passengers search for luggage as cancellations continue MPs said the suspects drove to another area where they ransacked their bags and dumped the items they didn’t take. The suspect vehicle is a white Dodge 4-door with custom black wheels. “They are vultures and they look for the absolute easiest targets,” said Sgt. Amar Gandhi. “The worst part is that they take advantage of people in their most vulnerable moment, thousands of miles from home.”| VIDEO BELOW | Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman on Baggage Theft at Airport He said airport security had been tightened. The thefts come after days of cancellations by Southwest Airlines during holiday trips that left thousands stranded across the country. On Thursday, Southwest said it expects to resume normal operations by Friday. | MORE | Southwest expects normal operations to resume no later than Friday Stay with KCRA 3.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is searching for four people seen on surveillance footage suspected of stealing luggage from Sacramento International Airport amid days of holiday chaos and cancellations.

Officials said the two men and two women were seen at the airport between 4:15 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Monday

| READ MORE | Flight cancellations leave Southwest travelers stranded in Sacramento

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

The suspects were seen roaming the area where bags from canceled flights were being dropped at both terminals.

Then three of the four suspects left empty-handed, but one of the women left with two roller bags, the sheriff’s office said.

| VIDEO BELOW | Sacramento Deputy Sheriff Scott Brown on the investigation into airport baggage theft

“They were only there about five minutes,” Deputy Scott Brown said.

An employee at one of the terminals also helped to prevent further bags from being taken by talking to the suspects. The suspects got nervous and walked away, he said.

| VIDEO BELOW | Passengers search for luggage as cancellations continue

Deputies said the suspects drove to another area where they ransacked their bags and threw away the items they didn’t take.

The suspect vehicle is a white Dodge 4-door with custom black wheels.

suspicious vehicle

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

“They are vultures and they look for the absolute easiest targets,” said Sgt. Amar Gandhi. “The worst part is that they hunt people at their most vulnerable moment, thousands of miles from home.”

| VIDEO BELOW | Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office spokesman on airport baggage theft

He said security at the airport had been tightened.

The thefts come after days of cancellations by Southwest Airlines during holiday trips that left thousands stranded across the country.

On Thursday, Southwest said it expects to resume normal operations by Friday.

| MORE | Southwest expects normal operations to resume on Friday

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