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Watch: Baggage handlers in Italy ‘caught stealing' from travellers' luggage

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By Chris Harris
Watch: Baggage handlers in Italy ‘caught stealing' from travellers' luggage

<p>Watch out if you’re passing through Rome’s Fiumicino Airport this summer.</p> <p>Baggage handlers there have been caught on camera stealing smartphone, tablets and money from lost luggage, according to authorities.</p> <p>They were alerted after ‘numerous passengers’ found valuables missing when they collected their suitcases.</p> <p>That prompted surveillance cameras to be installed and they captured valuables being taken from luggage declared lost.</p> <p>The two suspects were working for a private luggage handling company that was operating during the summer peak, according to Guardia di Finanza, a police force primarily involved with fighting financial crime and smuggling.</p> <p>The force said an investigation is now underway to establish whether anyone else was involved in the thefts.</p> <p>Fiumicino Airport was used by 41.6 million passengers in 2016 and employs around 40,000 staff, according to Guardia di Finanza.</p>