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Queens Man Charged With Snatching Luggage At JFK Airport

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JFK Airport - Queens, NY (file / credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

JFK Airport – Queens, NY (file / credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with snatching luggage from passengers at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Police said Frederick McDonald, of Queens, netted more than $18,000 in cash, electronics and other property during six thefts between January and March.

Port Authority Police spokesman Al Della Fave said one of the victims was a college student from Seattle who had just arrived with $4,000 cash to pay his tuition at a college in New York.

The Queens district attorney’s office charged McDonald with one count of grand larceny on March 2 and five more larceny charges Tuesday.

He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Thursday but did not enter a plea.

Information about his lawyer was not immediately available.

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