He put the free in duty free. A thief bought plane tickets to get access to the shops in JFK’s Terminal 4 and then cleaned them out of about $18,000 worth of Fitbits and fancy perfumes in four heists this year, cops said.
Port Authority police detectives nabbed an upstate New York man who they said stole nearly $14,000 worth of merchandise from a duty-free store and Hudson News at JFK Airport. Eric Love, 50, of Schenectady was charged with grand larceny stemming from three incidents — one on Jan. 23, the next on April 2 and, finally, on April 14, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo said.
A man was arrested twice in two days for trying to board flights at LaGuardia Airport with weapons in his carry-on, Port Authority officials said Monday. Michael Rios Jr., 25, was first cuffed Friday when TSA agents spotted a gravity knife and metal knuckles in his luggage as he tried to go through a screening checkpoint inside terminal D around 8 a.m., authorities said.
A 50-year-old man was caught with more than 30 bags of heroin near the Journal Square Plaza for the second time this month, authorities said. At around 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21, Port Authority police patrolling the area of Journal Square Plaza at Bergen Avenue noticed Calvin Clark — a Jersey City resident — with a purple packet in his hand that officers suspected was heroin, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
Two men were arrested within 15 minutes of each other at the Lincoln Tunnel Wednesday, authorities said. Police saw Eddie Quiles Maldonado, 19, of Belleville, driving a black 2016 Chevrolet eastbound at the toll plaza in Weehawken at about 4:35 p.m., said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority police.
Port Authority cops busted a man of many identities Tuesday after he stole a piece of luggage from a conveyor belt at Kennedy Airport, officials said. PAPD Officer Ken Doran spotted Michael White, 52, of the Bronx at about 4 p.m. in Terminal Five at the airport and recognized him as a man he thought was responsible for lifting a bag from a conveyor belt in Terminal Eight on March 23.