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Israeli Woman’s Stolen Earbuds Caught Greek Airport Baggage Thief

ATHENS – An Israeli woman whose earbuds were stolen from luggage at Athens International Airport used a wireless GPS signal to track there whereabouts and alert Greek police who arrested a baggage handler.

She was identified by Euro Weekly news Felice Ross who told the site that, “I remembered earphones can be located, and when I tracked them online, I found them in Peristeri, a suburb west of Athens. I then saw them moving back and forth from there to the airport over the next few days.”

She gave the information to police who used her data to lead them to the culprit, who hasn’t been identified, but media reports said they raided a property and found a load of stolen goods.

That was said to include 19 luxury bags, several watches, 47 mobile phones and assorted electronic equipment, 35 cigars, jewels, and cash in various currencies, apparently after stealing the piece of luggage.

After the arrest, Ross joked: “I will be back in Athens, working with the national theatre soon, I hope the authorities thank me by giving me honorary citizenship or maybe a small island.”

Reports said the suspect confessed to stealing valuables from passengers bags at least 70 times, Ross saying that after she flew back to Tel Aviv that only one of her suitcases was on board from Greece.

Reports said the thief worked for a private ground staff company and had admitted taking the earphones as well as a new cell phone he gave to his wife to use, along with an array of items including cigars, sunglasses, cameras, and wallets.

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