Nightly News   |  November 04, 2009

Baggage carousels a boon for crooks

Nov. 4: If you've lost luggage at the Phoenix airport, you are not alone. At least 1,000 pieces of luggage have been stolen off carousels. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> feet wide in some spots.

>>> if you know anyone who has reported missing baggage after traveling into or out of the phoenix airport lately tonight, there is a possible explanation. police responding to reports of suspicious activity at a baggage carousel questioned a couple, searched their home, and found suitcases everywhere. as many as 1,000 suitcases in all. neighbors said the couple had a couple yard sales that raised some suspicions. they wondered where all the stuff was coming from. the couple's been charged with theft.