LAX Informative - Stolen items from missing bag
My camera and other items were stolen from my bag which did not arrive in San Diego from LAX. Having arrived from an international flight and clearing customs, I re-checked the bag and handed it to the United airlines representative Filed a missing bag report with UA in San Diego. Good news is that the bag was found in the Lufthansa lost and found department, minus the baggage check tags. They contacted me and arranged for delivery to me the following day. Bad news is that when I opened the bag it was missing, among other items, my digital camera. I have filed a report with UA, and am expecting to be compensated. However, having now read reports online about baggage theft at LAX it appears to me that this is another example of a systematic way some thieves are operating.
So, I called the LAX police but got a nonchalant response. The officer said that there is nothing they can do, and that if I can get compensated by the airline that's the best I can expect.