NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A Newark Liberty International Airport employee is accused of stealing a $1,500 Louis Vuitton belt from a traveler.

Port Authority Police say a 28-year-old New Jersey man removed the belt as part of security screening around 8 p.m. Monday. He then reported it missing.

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(Credit: Port Authority Police Department)

Investigators checked security cameras and conducted interviews. They later identified Osmal Reyes, a 43-year-old airport clearner from Newark, as the suspect.

Police said they searched his work trolley and found the belt rolled up in a side pocket.

Reyes was charged with theft by unlawful taking.

The belt was returned to its owner.

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