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Delta passenger claims cleaning staff stole his laptop

The passenger used Apple’s Find My iPhone app to track his laptop to a nearby address where police discovered an employee who in cleaning of the aircraft cabin lived.
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A Delta Air Lines passenger from Atlanta claims that his laptop was stolen by the cleaning staff last week after he boarded a flight.

Last week, Robert (who has chosen not to reveal his last name) left his laptop on board a flight to Atlanta. Robert said that he tried to contact Delta several times but was not able to timely support to find his missing laptop. Desperate, he used Apple’s Find My iPhone app to track his laptop to a nearby address where police discovered an employee who in cleaning of the aircraft cabin lived.

Fortunately the police were able to the man that stolen laptop to track, re-purchase and return to the original owner.
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The person who lives at the address, are admitted to the detectives that he did the cleaning of the cabin and that he has the laptop and sold it for $500 cash.

Fortunately the police were able to the man that stolen laptop to track, re-purchase and return to the original owner.

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“Probably a lot of people after a long day of travel forget phones, laptops, anything — and the fact that it can be so brutally taken straight from an airport is frustrating and I think that’s a bit scary at the bigger picture,” Robert told local news channel WSB-TV.

Delta told local news that the investigation into the incident. The airline to outsource aircraft cleaning crew, so the thief was probably not a Delta employee. The local police are still investigating the incident.

Delta does not respond immediately to the Travel + Leisure’s request for comment.

Unfortunately, stealing on board a plane is more common than expected. Earlier this year, the passengers of a 13-hour South African Airways flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong claimed that money and jewellery stolen from their hand luggage in the overhead compartments while they were sleeping.

This story originally appeared in Travel + Leisure.

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