There are videos everywhere in the airport, yet some people think it’s a good place to steal. They’re not entirely wrong since in most airport thefts no one gets caught.
In Atlanta, though, a man caught on camera stealing bags off of a carousel at baggage claim has been identified and is now in custody. He was caught because Atlanta’s airport police were already familiar with him from previous run-ins. Everyone returns to the scene of the crime.
Checked baggage is always ‘at risk’. A CNN camera man learned that when his checked camera equipment was stolen and listed on eBay. The TSA employee who took it forgot to remove the CNN stickers before posting the listing. Baggage handlers have even been caught on video stealing luggage.
In the fall American Airlines had to reimburse a passenger after her clothing turned up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, listed by a baggage handler.
You should always carry your most valuable items on your person, or ideally in a bag that remains underneath the seat in front of you – and board early enough to get overhead bin space within eye shot of your seat so you’ll notice if something is being taken.