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Suspects charged after airport sting operation

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Pierre S. Coney, 19, and Marvin Burt are accused of working together to take a laptop and charging cord, valued at $585.93, from a men’s restroom in Terminal 1 on February 11. Pierre S. Coney, 19, and Marvin Burt are accused of working together to take a laptop and charging cord, valued at $585.93, from a men’s restroom in Terminal 1 on February 11.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A sting operation at Lambert International Airport revealed how easy it is for criminals to steal luggage.

Pierre S. Coney, 19, and Marvin Burt are accused of working together to take a laptop and charging cord, valued at $585.93, from a men’s restroom in Terminal 1 on February 11.

According to court documents, airport police, in cooperation with the St. Louis Airport Authority, placed the laptop and cord inside a computer bag with a GPS tracking device and left them inside the restroom.

The suspects were seen entering the restroom shortly after the items were placed inside.

After the suspects left the restroom, a search revealed the items were missing, according to police.

The suspects were tracked and located at the MetroLink train platform. The missing items were found, police said, inside Burt’s backpack.

According to police, the suspects confessed to discovering the items inside a bag in the restroom and taking them.

“On occasion we do have individuals looking for stuff to steal,” said Major Ed Kuntz of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s airport division.

Both suspects have been charged with felony stealing.

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