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Alleged airport Rolex thief caught -- while wearing watch

 

It was only a matter of time.

Authorities say they've arrested the man wanted for stealing a Rolex watch from a security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport, NBC Miami reports.  

Igor Adrian Ramos, 37, was arrested at his Sunny Isles home Friday morning by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies, the BSO said.

When deputies knocked on his door, Ramos answered it wearing the $6,500 watch on his wrist, the Sheriff's Office said.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Gloria de Regalado had placed her belongings in the bin to get through the Terminal 3 checkpoint on Jan. 18, but didn't realize her Rolex was missing until she looked at her wrist to check the time 30 minutes later.

A review of the video showed the man behind de Regalado collect his belongings before quickly picking up the watch out of a bin and walking away from the checkpoint.

Though Ramos wasn't found in the terminal, authorities continued to look at surveillance video and were able to narrow down the options, the Sheriff's Office said.

That led them to Ramos, who they say boarded a plane to New York. According to the Sheriff's Office, Ramos travels between Florida and New York buying and selling cars.

Authorities say that are searching for a man who was caught on camera taking a woman's Rolex watch while in line at a security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Msnbc's Tamron Hall reports.

With his busy travel schedule, Ramos had no idea the video of him swiping the Rolex was on the news, the Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities said de Regalado was contacted and was happy to hear the suspect had been caught and she'd be getting her timepiece back.

Ramos was expected to be booked into the Broward main jail on a charge of grand theft. 

This story originally appeared on NBC Miami.

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