Airport baggage handler caught opening suitcase and pocketing expensive item

THIS is the astonishing moment a baggage handler is caught opening a suitcase and pocketing a speaker.

A passenger on a Ryanair flight from Ibiza to Madrid filmed the thief in action before alerting an air steward.

Police got the man to confess before returning the stolen item back to its rightful owner – a teenage boy travelling to the Spanish capital with his mum.

The baggage handler, who worked for the airport not Ryanair – is now facing trial and had only started his job three days earlier. He is thought to have been sacked.

Footage of his crime – published by island paper Diario de Ibiza – showed him opening the case on a luggage trolley before rooting around inside with one hand and then putting the red speaker in his left trouser pocket.

The extraordinary incident happened on Friday morning.

The woman who had bought it for her son told Diario de Ibiza: "The police told me it was the third day the man had been working at the airport and returned the speaker to me immediately.

"I was very grateful because I had bought it for my son’s birthday."

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But it’s not the first time airport staff in Ibiza stirs outrage.

Shocking footage last month showed a baggage handler throwing passengers’ suitcases around like they were footballs.

He was heckled by holiday-makers who from the plane saw him throwing suitcases several feet up in the air and onto a truck.

The staffer also hurled a pushchair across the tarmac before driving off with one bag stuck under the wheels of his truck.

One onlooker, American Sarah Dodge said: “People spend 130 dollars on a decent suitcase and after this it is scuffed up, the frame bent and the telescoping handle now jammed and won’t work.

“That man needs out of a job."

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