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There's no shortage of criminal ingenuity in the world. There is, however, a shortage of criminal brainpower - which taken together perhaps explains the arrest

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Alleged Family-Run Luggage Theft Ring Busted at Portland International Airport

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There's no shortage of criminal ingenuity in the world. There is, however, a shortage of criminal brainpower - which taken together perhaps explains the arrest of four adults in a suspected bag-stealing operation at Portland International Airport.

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As reported by Portland's KGW this morning, Craig Mottaz and Nacy Marie Mottaz - both 44 years old - along with Joshua Phillip Ryan and Amanda Lee Grogan - both 23 years old - were arrested Saturday morning after a victim spotted "what looked like a family" stealing bags from the luggage carousel at Portland International Airport.

According to KGW, two juveniles were also involved in the alleged scheme and were taken into custody.

As KGW reports:

The victim watched the thieves and directed police to the airport MAX station. The suspects had already boarded, and were cuffed and removed from the train.

According to KGW, the family is also suspected in several other bag thefts - and they've now been barred from the Portland airport for 90 days while the case plays out.

Brian and Nancy Mottaz face two counts of first-degree theft, conspiracy to commit theft, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Joshua Ryan and Amanda Grogan face two counts of first-degree theft and conspiracy to commit theft.

All are said to be doing their part to keep Portland weird.

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