New Jersey man charged as part of airport purse and baggage theft trio
One of three men wanted for stealing purses and luggage at Logan and New York airports was arrested last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Luis Arellano-Corrales, 30, of Patterson, NJ, had bail set at $15,000 at his arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of conspiracy and being an accessory after the fact and conspiracy. Judge John McDonald also ordered him to stay away from Logan.
According to the DA's office:
Arellano-Corrales’s arraignment followed a lengthy investigation by Massachusetts State Police initiated by the February theft on February 26, 2022 of a woman’s purse in Terminal E as the victim weighed her bags. The purse contained jewelry, cash and other items worth $13,415. Surveillance video showed three male suspects working together to steal the bag.
Troopers determined that the trio left the terminal in a 2020 Buick driven by Arellano-Corrales and further determined the Buick’s license plate and identified Arellano-Corrales as the vehicle owner. After issuing a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) alert, investigators received a response from a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey detective familiar with the group’s activities in New York and New Jersey airports. Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Arellano-Corrales. He was arrested in New Jersey and waived rendition to be returned to Massachusetts. The other suspects are being sought.
Kaitlyn Gerber, Arellano-Corrales’ attorney: "My client is presumed innocent and continues to maintain his innocence. We believe the evidence is on his side, and we look forward to holding the prosecution to its burden at trial."
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Sure whatever you told them for the insurance company.
They should have hopped on the T!