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Man Steals Rolex Watch From Passenger At TSA's Airport Security Checkpoint (WATCH)

First Posted: 02/14/2012 11:48 am Updated: 02/14/2012 2:53 pm

Transportation Security Administration cameras caught a man stealing a Rolex from the passenger in front of him in line at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's Terminal 3 checkpoint.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives say that on January 18, Gloria de Regalado realized she left her $6,500 wristwatch in the gray security bin 30 minutes after passing through the security checkpoint.

She went back to look for it, but the watch was gone.

Surveillance video (above) shows that the man behind her in line finished putting on his shoes, collected his belongings, noticed the two-toned watch, and looked around before grabbing it.

The video shows him walking away and putting his laptop and Regalado's Rolex into his backpack.

A TSA supervisor who reviewed the video notified BSO, who immediately searched the terminal for the man.

Authorities even notified Dallas officials to check a flight that recently departed for that city. The suspect was not on that flight or found within the terminal.

Detectives hope that someone will recognize the suspect and call in a tip to BSO airport detectives at 954-359-1201 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-8477 or www.browardcrimestoppers.org. There is a $1,000 reward for his arrest.

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