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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