Fake pilot tries to beat airport security
Last updated 01:00 19/09/2011
SECURITY CONCERN: Police want to identify this man. He was seen dressed as a pilot at Auckland airport’s domestic terminal around 2.30pm on Saturday.
A man masquerading as a pilot attempted to slip into a restricted area at Auckland Airport, police say.
Police said a man dressed in an airline pilot’s uniform approached ground staff at Auckland Airport’s domestic terminal around 2.30pm on Saturday.
“The effort to which this individual has gone to access the restricted airside area of the Auckland Airport is of a significant concern,” Detective Superintendent Andy Lovelock said.
When challenged by staff, he left and was seen getting in the front passenger seat of a black Toyota Hi-Ace with tinted windows.
Police said he was a European in his late 20s or 30s, over 1.8m (5’9″) tall, and of medium build. He had brown hair and distinctive tattoos on his forearms.
He was wearing a white shift with epaulets with gold bands, a dark tie, blue trousers, dark shoes, a dark cap, a silver-winged badge and was carrying a large black briefcase.
“Attempted breaches of airport security are taken very seriously, and we are eager to identify this person.”
Police asked anyone who could identify the man or the vehicle to call Counties Manukau Police on 09 259 0600
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