On Oct. 30, police arrested two employees working in the baggage handling area of the airport, and a search of their homes turned up the stolen property. One suspect said the thefts had been going on for about a year.
Police believe the items were taken mostly from luggage checked for outgoing international flights, said LAPD Lt. Peter Whittingham.
The items include jewelry, laptop computers, digital cameras, cell phones, iPods and brand-name handbags.
Anyone seeking information about the case should call Whittingham at (310) 646-2255 and refer to case number 30783.